Duke’s Nolan Smith sees his Stock Rise

nolan smith

By Paul M. Banks

I received a tweet last night that my question to Duke’s Nolan Smith, following their Final Four win over West Virginia, got some national airtime on ESPN. Glad I could get my name and the Washington Times name out there. The exchange went like this:

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Duke vs. West Virginia: the “Varsity Game” tonight

DICKIE V. DUKE

By Paul M. Banks

INDIANAPOLIS- It’s easy to look at the seedings, #1 vs. #2, and think that this game is the “varsity contest” (the fact that it’s the primetime, and not the early game only intensifies this idea) and Butler-Michigan State the J.V., but don’t make that mistake.

What has this tournament been if not unpredictable? As Disco Stu from “The Simpsons” once said, “If these trends continue…” we’ll end up with more underdog winners.

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Coach K. Exclusive

Paul M. Banks has an exclusive chat with Duke Head Coach MIKE KRZYZEWSKI.

I actually did this interview last April in Chicago, but since I’m about to head off to the Final Four tomorrow (one in which Duke is appearing) I figured it was a good time to update and re-run this. Also, a good portion of my writers seem to be taking this week off for some reason, so that’s always a good time to rerun stuff.

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