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DBR Podcast Episode 136 - Maui Invitational Recap, Duke Football Woes

The guys are back from Thanksgiving to discuss the last week

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The gang is back from Thanksgiving with Episode 136! On this episode, they recap the Duke Blue Devils’ performance at the Maui Invitational, including victories against the San Diego State Aztecs and the Auburn Tigers along with the loss in the final to the Gonzaga Bulldogs. They also preview the upcoming game against the Indiana Hoosiers in the ACC/B1G Challenge. On the football side, they recap big losses by Duke Football against the Clemson Tigers and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. They wrap up with basketball players of the week and Parting Shots.

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  • 0:00 - Byrd Campbell!
  • 0:27 - Jason is running the ship from Philadelphia! Sam is in Durham job hunting and Donald is back in DC playing video games
  • 2:15 - We begin with the Maui Invitational and our first ever loss in the tournament at the hands of Gonzaga
  • 3:46 - Sam begins by dismissing the notion that Duke was unstoppable and could beat the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 5:30 - Sam discusses the tough week that Duke had in Maui
  • 8:20 - Sam thinks the loss is a great learning opportunity for Duke
  • 8:45 - Donald is not overly concerned about freshmen playing like freshmen two weeks into their college careers
  • 11:10 - Donald makes sure everyone understands that Marques Bolden had a helluva game against Auburn
  • 12:28 - Jason brings the conversation back to the Gonzaga loss and discusses RJ Barrett’s shooting struggles
  • 17:45 - Donald asks Jason whether there are any parallels between this loss and a loss in the Great Alaska Shootout in 1998
  • 20:47 - The guys discuss the fact that Duke took Gonzaga’s best shot and that’s what it took for the Zags to win
  • 22:45 - The guys agree that this was a great, Final Four-like game
  • 24:23 - Jason begins the preview of the Indiana game
  • 27:00 - Donald’s key to victory: establish our presence in the paint
  • 28:27 - Sam also wants to see more ball movement against Indiana
  • 29:48 - Jason wants RJ Barrett to learn from his mistakes against Gonzaga
  • 31:49 - Thanks again to our wonderful sponsor, Byrd Campbell, PA!
  • 32:32 - We shift to football and their terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day against Wake Forest
  • 35:19 - Sam wasn’t at the game. He was busy with school…but he made the right decision
  • 38:40 - Donald wants to know what has happened to the team since the end of the 1st quarter against Clemson
  • 40:10 - Donald discusses bowl projections - we’re going bowling but probably not to a preferred bowl
  • 41:55 - Jason is utterly displeased with the final score against Wake - 59-7!!
  • 42:28 - Player of the Week nominations - three different players take it home this week
  • 45:08 - Parting Shots!
  • 45:16 - Sam: Duke Football got a commitment from a familiar name!
  • 47:41 - Donald: The Los Angeles Rams-Kansas City Chiefs MNF game and Saturday’s CFB game between the LSU Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies were two ridiculously awesome football games you should have watched!
  • 50:30 - Jason: The ACC should be ashamed of their nonconference schedule this season (except Duke)
  • 1:00:15 - Goodbye and Duke Band!

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