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Monday, January 17, 2005

Virginia is for losers

So said a message taped to the head of the Blue Devil, as noted by the N&R's Jim Young in his unposted article.

Duke 80, Virginia 66

Durham Herald-Sun coverage

Roanoke Times coverage

To use the old phrase, Pete Gillen can't win for losing.

The Times' Doug Doughty:

"After a Daniel Ewing basket cut the margin to 17-12, Gillen called his second timeout of the game with 10:03 left. The Blue Devils scored the next six as part of 22-6 run.

"When Gillen used his third timeout with 3:53 before halftime, the Duke students serenaded him with chants of 'Timeout Pete, Timeout Pete.'"

Now that Herb Sendek has the monkey off his back, at least for the time being, it will be interesting to see how Gillen holds up under the pressure of a poor start. The Cavs have an opportunity to get a win against Maryland on Wednesday, but they're on the road.