Browsing: Game of the Week

A selected analysis of the best match-ups in professional sports.

College basketball game of the week: North Carolina vs Duke

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Samantha Axon, Sports editor @SAxonCourant On February 9, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels will travel to Durham, North Carolina to face their historic rivals, the Duke Blue Devils. The Tar Heels are currently ranked eighth in the coaches’ poll, while the Blue Devils hold onto a top-25 spot, ranked 18. The Blue Devils started off the season well with a 12-1 record, including notable wins against Michigan State, Rhode Island, and Florida. In their thirteenth game against the Elon Phoenix, star player Grayson Allen tripped Steven Santa Ana, prompting his suspension and loss of captaincy. In their next game,…

College basketball game of the week: the Armed Forces Classic

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Samantha Axon, Sports Editor @SAxonCourant To kick off this season of college basketball, the Indiana Hoosiers and Kansas Jayhawks will face off in the Armed Forces Classic this Friday in Honolulu. The teams are ranked 11 and 3, respectively, and have both made considerable changes to their teams this off-season in order to become more competitive. First, Indiana will have James Blackmon Jr. back in the game after playing in only 13 games last season due to an ACL injury. Blackmon Jr. averaged 15.8 points per game and shot 46 percent from the 3-point line. While he is not as…

March Madness bracket tips 2016

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Samantha Axon, Reporter @SAxonCourant Selection Sunday is this weekend, which means yet another year with a bracket that has more red marks on it than my last AP World test. Since the nature of March Madness is unpredictable, I have compiled a list of my 5 best tips on filling out your 2016 March Madness bracket: 1. Be wary of the Hawk Currently, the Kansas Jayhawks are projected to receive a number 1 bid in the tournament. They have a strong offensive presence and even though the team is on the younger side, they can compete with even the most experienced of teams. The only…

Bonus game of the week: North Carolina vs Duke

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Samantha Axon, Reporter @SAxonCourant It’s one of the biggest rivalries in the NCAA, and it is the last game of the season. The number 8 North Carolina Tar Heels will travel to Durham, North Carolina to face off against the number 17 Duke Blue Devils for the second time this season. You can catch this game On Saturday, March 5 at 6:30 on ESPN. The last time that these two teams saw each other was on February 18th in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Despite being plagued by numerous injuries on top of a younger team, the Blue Devils would ultimately…

College basketball game of the week: Indiana vs Iowa

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Samantha Axon, Reporter @SAxonCourant With it being Rivalry Week, there is no shortage of important games this week that will determine conference titles. In the Big 10 the Indiana Hoosiers and the Iowa Hawkeyes will face off as the number one and two ranked teams in their division, respectively. Currently, Indiana has clinched at least a shared title for the conference. As long as Indiana loses their next two games, and Iowa wins theirs, the title will be split among the two teams. Michigan State, Maryland, and Wisconsin are also in the running for a piece of the Big 10…

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