posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 10:42 AM
A series of events happened in NCAA basketball happened yesterday, some people might call it separation Saturday or upset Saturday, but in fact there
were very little upsets, it was a weekend to remember.
Number 2 Duke held of Wake Forest for their 14th win of the season. J.J. Redick led his team with 23 points. But the story of the game was how
Williams was able to lead his to a 84-72 victory, Williams had 16 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocked shots. Even though Duke dominated the series
between Wake Forest in recent years (11-2), and even winning the previous six meetings by an average of 24 points a game. This game was hyped up,
everybody wanted to see this game a Number 2 ranked team playing a Number 3 ranked team, but we all knew the Blue Devils were going to win.
The team that was number 1 in the land had lost on Saturday, but does that really mean that they will lose there number 1 ranking. Rashad McCants hit
the biggest shot in his young career to send the Huskies packing and with there 2nd lose of the season. The Tar Heels (11-3) were coming into this
game underdogs but after the game they left as winners of the game, The Tar Heels led most of the game but the Huskies were the number 1 team and
fought back like number 1 teams do, but they could not hold off the power of the Heels.
But the real question is who should be the number 1 team. Yes Duke played an amazing game to beat Wake Forest, and yes the huskies did lose in a
shocker. But there are still unbeaten teams in the land who aren’t getting the credit that they deserve. Saint Joe’s, Pitt, and Cincy are all teams
that are still un-beaten and these teams look strong and would give the Blue Devils, the Huskies, and the Heels all a great fight. When the new polls
come out on Monday it will probably be the Dukies as number 1 team but is that the right team to be number 1?
[Edited on 1/18/2004 by Ben]