Breaking Down The Duke/BC Losses

Jerome Meyinsse had a strong night against Duke.

While the final result of the Duke and Boston College games were similar to others in the past month, both games showcased some positives that hadn’t been seen much as well as many of the same problems. In both games we saw adjustments by Tony Bennett and players scrambling to turn the season around. I’ll take a look at some of the positives and negatives of each contest and briefly cover what these two games should show us going forward.


With Sylven Landesberg sidelined and the Blue Devils having a hot night from the floor, there isn’t much about the Duke game that deserves in-depth analysis. There is a very obvious talent gap between these two teams and that was the biggest storyline to come out of the John Paul Jones Arena. Despite a game that I don’t think Virginia could’ve won in almost any circumstance given the way Duke shot the ball, I do think there are some things from this game worth taking a quick look at because I actually felt much better about this game breaking down the tape than I did watching it live.