Wednesday, January 19, 2011

All it takes against Duke is to have three bad minutes

One can make the argument that Duke's game at N.C. State tonight was won (or lost, depending on how you look at it) during a three-minute period of the first half.

With Duke leading just 16-14, the Devils went on a 16-4 run in just under three minutes, starting with an Andre Dawkins bucket at the 11:09 mark and ending with a three-point shot by Tyler Thornton with 8:15 left in the half.

State went from just two down to 14 down at 32-18, the same margin of defeat - 92-78.

The Wolfpack really played the Devils evenly in the second half, in fact each team scored 50 points. What a game it would have been had State played the first half the same way - or at least those three minutes.


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