Duke Wins 80-71

Brian HoraceResults/ThoughtsLeave a Comment

They say sometimes a loss is a win, but can a win be a loss?? Sure Duke won this game but it was ugly, and it didn’t need to be. Defensively this was one of the worst performances I have seen.  The lane was a free for all, teams should not be getting dunk after dunk in Cameron unless they are the home team. I saw breakdown after breakdown in this game. Winning hides a lot from most people but I’m sure the coaching staff is flustered and uneasy about this team at this point in the season.

Just a really poor showing in my opinion, dumb mistakes, bad fouls, sloppy play. Duke did get points from the bigs, with 11 each from Zoubek and Thomas, but the defense was horrid. Not sure I have ever seen so many open layups and dunks from a visiting team. No one will fear Cameron just on past merit. There was no defensive intensity. No good execution on offense, just now what you want after a tough loss. More of a breakdown a little later.

DUKE BLUE DEVILS
STARTERS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Kyle Singler, F 6-18 1-3 4-7 1 8 3 4 0 1 1 17
Nolan Smith, G 5-11 2-3 4-5 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 16
Jon Scheyer, G 4-14 2-8 5-5 3 3 6 0 2 0 0 15
Mason Plumlee, F 1-3 0-0 2-2 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 4
Miles Plumlee, F 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 4 0 0 1 3 1 2
BENCH FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Lance Thomas, F 5-7 0-0 1-1 4 8 1 0 0 0 3 11
Brian Zoubek, C 4-5 0-0 3-4 3 7 1 0 1 3 4 11
Andre Dawkins, G 1-5 0-3 0-0 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 2
Ryan Kelly, F 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 2
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
28-65 5-17 19-24 14 38 15 6 5 8 12 80
43.1% 29.4% 79.2%

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