Tip in 40 Minutes

By David Scott - February 14, 2007

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – With about an hour to go before tip, Dickie V donned one of the gold wigs and was schmoozing the students sections while signing autographs. The kids still swarm to him like bees to honey and every game he is at becomes an event.

We had the chance to tag along for a couple of days with Vitale (in Sarasota and Ann Arbor) last year for a story that appeared in new Jersey Monthly last year. Love him or hate him - and there’s usually not much of an in-between - the guy’s passion and energy can never be doubted.

. . . Jared Dudley, coming off his second straight ACC Player of the Week honor 9and third of the season) is leading the conference in scoring (20.0 ppg), rebounding (9.0) and minutes played (38.33 mpg).

. . . BC lost to Duke earlier this year, 75-61, in Cameron, when the Blue Devils were ranked 10th in the nation. That was on January 28 - amazing how quickly things change isn’t it?

. . . Duke leads the all-time series between the two schools, 6-1 with BC’s lone win coming in the 1985 NCAA Tournament on March 17. Since joining the ACC last season, the Eagles are 0-3 vs. Duke.

. . . The ACC is the only conference to have eight teams ranked in the Top 40 of the RPI.

Posted by David Scott at 07:28 PM on February 14, 2007

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