Would you feel good about an 89-point win?

Posted: December 29, 2009 by Jared Field in College

It’s a serious question.

I’m trying to figure out how I’d feel if I were on the winning side of an 89-point win. Were I on the losing end, I’d obviously feel dejected and more than a little angry.

I must say, that to win by that margin, like Duke’s women’s team did last night, should be accompanied by a little embarrassment.

How much is enough?

I must admit that I didn’t watch the game (I don’t typically watch women’s basketball), so I don’t know exactly how it went down. This much I know: No team worth its salt should ever schedule a team that is capable of losing by 89 points — or of more turnovers that shot attempts.

At some point, don’t you just run through the offense for 30 seconds every time down the floor? Don’t you just turn the game into a de facto practice?

I’m almost never bothered by this kind of thing, especially when adults are playing. That being said, 89 points is just flat-out ridiculous.

  1. Gavin Raath says:

    I didn’t see the game so it’s tough to know exactly if it was a situation where Duke was still going for the throat when they were up big, but yeah, definitely not something to be proud of. If I were Duke’s AD I would have a hard time looking the opposing team’s coach in the eye.

  2. It Ain't Right says:

    I don’t watch girls basketball, but I remember when I was in high school and their was games were the 1st place team would beat the 2nd place by 45… what do you do when they are in your league? Now N.C. Central is obviously not in the ACC tho… lol

  3. JucoJunkie says:

    Some coaches either never learned about sportsmanship, or they forgot about it. Sometimes what goes around, comes around. I wonder how Duke’s coach would feel if she is ever on the losing end of such a game.

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