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Duke had 6 losses last year and a couple near misses at others (VT game)

I haven’t pulled up their schedule from last year so don’t recall off hand how many happened when he was out.

IIRC our second game against Duke he was still out, correct? The only reason Duke beat us in that game is that a team that normally shot 20% from 3 coming in shot 100% in the first half and “cooled off” to 75% by game’s end. They of course promptly returned to their mean in later games. Still irks me on what was a season that had few reasons for being mad.

We kept it close at their place in the first game with Zion, but hard not to conclude they were the better team.

Going back to your original point my theory as to why a Zion led Duke didn’t win the NCAAT has to do with the inherent weakness of the one and done system. Duke had overwhelming natural talent. But most were 18-19 years old. While I think it’s galling for Coach K to blame youth since that’s the system he’s perpetuated, the fact is they were young. Youth and bouts of bad team chemistry ultimately did them in. Also, there could have been lingering issues from Zion’s injury that hampered him in subtle ways down the stretch.

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Posted: 02/22/2020 at 05:34AM


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