Just thought I’d pass this along. So many are having fun talking about Duke fans complaining about the officials. Personally, I think those people need to stop making excuses. I don’t think any of the normal participants in this thread did . Watching the game, I never thought i was watching a Celtics/Pistons series or Knicks/Heat series. It was a physical, grinder game. I think Uros does a lot of dumb stuff, and he needs to throttle down a little bit, but Duke wasn’t ready for it for about 30 minutes. Once they were, the Vols were completely settled and making big shots.
Here’s K’s take on it.
“Our team played lights out against a dangerous Oral Roberts team,” Krzyzewski said. “They played great defense and I think that was our 10th-straight win. We had just won the ACC Tournament. We had played great. You meet a matchup that is probably the worst team you could play there. Just who they are at that time and who you are. And Tennessee was that — Tennessee, they lost their point guard about three weeks ago and everyone kind of put dirt in their grave. Like, that’s it. They didn’t realize that their coach is one of the great coaches in our country in Rick Barnes
“They play defense. They’re one of the top five defensive teams in the country. I know, talking to Jon Scheyer
, he was unbelievably worried about the game because they’re older, too, and very physical. They played outstanding defense. Outstanding defense and their offense clicked in that game and that’s it. Your hat’s off to Tennessee — they deserved it. They should have — they deserved to win. As much as a loss stings, when you could look back, my guys were prepared, we lost to a team that played really well against us. Could we have played better? Maybe. But maybe they made us not play as well.”