Monday, March 19, 2012

Duke's Early Exit/ NASCAR

By Keith Antigiovanni

What happen to Duke in the NCAA Tournament on friday? We all know they lost to Lehigh 75-70 in the second round of the Tournament and for the second time in three years have failed to win a game in the Tournament.

Any other coach would be on the hotseat after an embarassing defeat but not the coach from Durham. Coach K's 32 years as Duke's skipper have produced an NCAA record 79 tournament wins, 25 ACC titles (13 Tournament, 12 regular season), 11 final fours, 8 finals and 4 National titles (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010).

While college basketball in North Carolina is still king, NASCAR is a close second and over the weekend Brad Keselowski won at Bristol, TN, the fourth NASCAR race of the season. The first four races of the years have produced four different winners:

Matt Kenseth               Daytona 500
Denny Hamlin             Phoenix
Tony Stewart               Las Vegas
Brad Keselowski         Bristol

Greg Biffle is the current leaders in points at 157, Kevin Harvick is second with 148, Matt Kenseth in third (145), Martin Truex Jr (139) and Denny Hamlin (137) round out the top five.


  1. The Tar Heels are moving on to the Sweet 16 after wins in the first two rounds, now known as the 2nd and 3rd rounds.

  2. I don't like the new setup of the tournament. I especially don't like the fact that a school like Lamar had to play in the early games even though they won their conference wins the tournament - they get in....

  3. Thats the way it should be if you win your conference but with so many conferences and only so many teams make the tournament the power conferences will send a few teams and force the "mid major" winners to the back of the line.