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DBR Podcast Episode 149: Recap NC State, And It’s GTHC Week!

The guys are back early on a Monday morning to get us ready for Carolina.

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NCAA Basketball: N.C. State at Duke
Feb 16, 2019; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward R.J. Barrett (5) reacts after scoring during the second half against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils won 94-78.
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We’re back with Episode 149 early on a Monday morning! On this episode, we recap the victory over the North Carolina State Wolfpack, we re-visit the comeback win against the Louisville Cardinals, and we preview the big games against the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Syracuse Orange. As usual, we got Player of the Week honors and Parting Shots as well.


  • 0:00 - Hello! Sam is hosting this week and it’s real early in the morning
  • 0:39 - Donald had trouble getting home from Nebraska, which is why we’re recording stupid early on a Monday
  • 1:19 - Jason is sneaking this podcast in from work
  • 1:57 - Thanks to Byrd Campbell and, appropriate sponsors this week!
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  • 3:17 - We recap the victories over NC State and revisit the Louisville comeback
  • 4:49 - We start with the NC State recap
  • 5:10 - Donald wants to start with RJ Barrett with the 4th triple double in Duke history
  • 6:15 - Donald touches on another incredible Zion Williamson performance
  • 8:17 - Sam is impressed with Barrett’s triple double featuring no turnovers
  • 8:54 - Jason has no idea what NC State was doing to stop Zion
  • 13:07 - Jason also shows love for Marques Bolden’s performance against NC State
  • 13:33 - Sam thinks NC State was invested in this game, but didn’t have the talent level
  • 14:35 - Jason thinks Jack White had a good game
  • 16:24 - Donald shouts out Javin DeLaurier for having a great defensive effort
  • 17:08 - Sam wants to go back to the Louisville game because he was only on the lost recording
  • 17:44 - Sam gets on a tangent about “uninspiring” Dino Gaudio
  • 18:20 - Sam comments on the comeback and how the Louisville crowd was essentially silenced by Duke
  • 20:12 - Jason gets his thoughts in about the Louisville comeback
  • 22:42 - Jason recalls that Louisville almost blew an 8 point lead in under a minute against Clemson on Saturday
  • 24:06 - Donald discusses what went wrong for Duke against Louisville before the comeback
  • 25:00 - Donald says this comeback will be remembered in every detail just like Gone in 54/Miracle Minute
  • 26:16 - Donald says he thought Duke would win when Cam Reddish hit the 3 to tie it
  • 27:57 - Sam comments that Cam has been at the center of two great moments for Duke this year
  • 28:15 - Jason recalls a great stat about Cam’s 3 point shooting when we’re up and when we’re behind
  • 30:37 - Donald notes it’s very rare for a team to come all the way back from a huge deficit and then lose
  • 31:35 - Thank you! Again, you get 20% off all orders with the promo code “DBR”
  • 32:44 - We begin the preview of UNC
  • 33:00 - Jason talks about Coby White and how UNC is great at rebounding, scoring, and shooting 3s
  • 38:23 - Sam agrees with Jason, but also notes that Duke is great in rebounding and scoring as well
  • 40:24 - Donald thinks the rebounding matchup is the most important and can determine the game
  • 42:08 - Donald thinks Cameron needs to be the X-factor and Duke should win every 50/50 battle
  • 43:21 - We preview the rematch against Syracuse
  • 43:55 - Donald - shot selection and limiting Tyus Battle and Elijah Hughes is the key to beating the Orange
  • 46:06 - Jason - Syracuse is going to have a tough time the rest of the season, and we want revenge to close out our gauntlet
  • 48:40 - Sam thinks Syracuse will need this win to separate themselves from the pack
  • 49:52 - Thank you Byrd Campbell!
  • 50:28 - Player of the Week! Jason - RJ Barrett; Donald and Sam - Zion
  • 52:40 - Parting Shots - Donald attended the Nebraska Cornhuskers-Northwestern Wildcats basketball game, and it was very mediocre
  • 55:47 - Parting Shots - Jason talks about the new 20-game ACC schedule
  • 57:00 - Parting Shots - Jason recaps the NBA All Star Game skills competitions and Jayson Tatum winning the Skills Challenge
  • 59:41 - Parting Shots - Sam loved all the former players who came back to Cameron for the game
  • 1:00:48 - Goodbye and Duke Band!
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