DUKE Goes Down To Desert Swarm Arizona In The Sweet 16
For the ninth time in 12 years, Duke has lost in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Arizona’s Derrick Williams single-handedly destroyed the Blue Devils, 93-77 in the Regional; semi-finals in Anaheim. Arizona looks like they could’ve played a double header against Blake Griffin & the Clippers and probably have beaten them.
What happened to the Defending National Champions? Did Duke really MISS Brian Zoubek, Lance Thomas, and Jon Scheyer that much? The soon-to-be All-Time Winningest Coach in College Basketball History Mike Kryzewski; the 2011 ACC Player of the Year Nolan Smith; & The Most Outstanding Player in LAST Year’s NCAA Tournament Kyle Singler left their hearts in Durham and their games in Indianapolis.
Duke got outplayed, out-hustled, out-manned, emasculated, undressed, embarrassed, & dare I say OUT-COACHED by the upstart Cats and their bright young coach Sean Miller. From a man whom is synonymous with NCAA Tournament success like Kryzewski, it is rare for Duke to get out-coached. Arizona’s Williams might have catapulted Duke’s freshman sensation Kyrie Irving as the #1 Pick in the Draft. He was clearly a MAN amongst BOYS (The Plumlees, Singler, & Ryan Kelly).
This is what makes “March Madness” Amazing & Unbelievable. The sudden Finality of storied Four-year careers by a couple seniors like Smith & Singler. Last season, they were cutting down the nets before Jim Nantz said the words “One Shining Moment”. Now, it’s ALL OVER.