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The Hype: Duke-UNC disappointment

Judging by the buzz, the Hype Machine assumed Selection Sunday was just days away, not four weeks from Sunday. The hype has reached stunning levels, and we still have an entire month to go.

One program wonders what it's going to do if its star's slump continues. Make a midseason trade, maybe?

A storied rivalry that draws die-hard and casual fans alike just doesn't have the same prestige it's enjoyed in past years. Blame the preseason expectations. Or the teams' failure to meet them.

And finally, a national-player-of-the-year contender should put an ad in his local classifieds: "Need more scorers. Now."

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