March 9, 2007

Thank You, Gerald!

After ending the season dropping back-to-back games to UNC and Maryland, Dook backed their way into the ACC tournament, as a seven seed; the lowest seed they've had in the ACC tournament since 1995. This marks their first opening round loss in more than a decade, and during that time, the Dookies were 23-1 in their last 24 games. That's 9 out of 10 ACC Championships.
Oh how the mighty have fallen.
Tenth-seeded North Carolina State abused Dook for most of this game, with shady refereeing and cheap baskets keeping the Blow Devils in it. Honestly, I've never seen players cry about gettin called for fouls more than this team. McRoberts is a big guy inside, naturally he's going to get a few fouls called on him in a game; but the kid flips out when he's called for obvious stuff. Ditto Greg Paulus. He plays the point like a handicapped bull; throwing his body at other guards so much that he's fouled out of several games this season.
I blame this loss squarely on Gerald Henderson, though. When Martynas Pocious has to come in and play big minutes for Dook - and carry the scoring burden - they're in trouble; and God I hope it happens early in the NCAA tournament. Yes, I said it; they're in, but barely. My fingers are crossed so hard that they'll lose a first round game to a mid-major (Creighton? Central Conn.?). Suicide watch for Coach K. Shoulda took the Lakers job, bitch.