Intentional Upset: Duke Whips Carolina
Even though they have a high ranking in the polls, not many college basketball watchers took the Duke Blue Devils very seriously (guilty), that is, until now. Coach K’s crew of jump shooters and perimeter players went into Chapel Hill and handed the Ty Lawson-less Tar Heels a convincing 89-79 loss.
It was the Greg Paulus/Kyle Singler/Jon Scheyer show as the Blue Devils trio combined for 49 points and were part of a Duke attack that put six players in double figures.
Needless to say, the Tarheel Nation isn’t feeling too spry about the loss, something Jackie Manuel’s Posse does a great job of relaying:
That was very, very painful. To beat Dook without Tywon we would have had to play almost perfectly. We played well but Dook was always in control of the game because we just could not match them without easy fast-break points. Some feel we didn’t play well and surely Wayne and Danny will rarely shoot that poorly. The free throws misses were also troubling…
Sorry Carolina fans. Maybe this will cheer you up: