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A couple of shots at revenge

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Hostile Sundays in college basketball are a rarity, but two college campuses have been plotting revenge for quite some time.  Syracuse and Duke each hosted conference foes that had blemished their records earlier this season. 

  • Villanova smashed the Syracuse Orange back at the beginning of February when they hung up 102 in a 20 point rout, but Sunday's rematch was a lot more nerve racking for Jay Wright.  Wright may have sat through the longest ten seconds of the season on Sunday up in Syracuse.  Down by three with ten seconds remaining, the Orange missed three attempts to send it to the extra session and the Dome of 26,879 exited unsatisfied.    Syracuse attempted just shy of 40 three's and only converted on 12.  Live by the three, die by the three.  Villanova has now won eight of their nine games versus ranked opponents.  'Nova may be looking to lobby for a chance to stay in the City of Brotherly Love for the East Regional.
  •  Duke sought after some retribution of their own on Sunday versus the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest, surely not to forget their last second defeat on January 28th down Tobacco Road.  The Blue Devils came out firing on all cylinders, jumping out to 22 point lead.  Jeff Teague woke up and powered the Demon Deac's back into it with his 28 points, but the Dookies were too strong down the stretch and held on for the 101-91 win.  Gerald Henderson's 35 point explosion included a few rim-abusing throw downs worthy of DVR rewind.