From the first hint of the game to the end, it was never a contest. And head coach John Scheer’s first Duke basketball team left the court Wednesday night with his tail between his legs.
Pretty old NC State Wolfpack (12-4, 2-3 ACC) win big 84-60, hopefully for Duke, learning lesson for freshman-heavy Blue Devils (11-4, 2-2 ACC) became. Coming from 16th place in the AP Top 25, he is expected to be unranked next week.
North Carolina State led 15-0. Duke did not score until nearly eight minutes into the game. By the first half under-four timeout, all eight Blue Devils who played had committed at least one turnover. The Wolfpack entered his room in Locker with a commanding 44-22 lead.
Not only did the momentum never shift in Duke’s direction in the second half, but North Carolina State gradually took advantage while draining bucket after bucket of uncontested while exploiting the Blue Devils’ countless weaknesses. was able to build
With two minutes left and Shire inserting some deep reserves, the PNC patron summed it up and rubbed it with the following chant: “Duke, you suck!”
Meanwhile, the Blue Devils did not provide any Tweets other than halftime and final scores to the Duke Basketball Program’s ever-active official Twitter account.
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Duke’s loss was the first by more than 20 points in the program since the 2019-20 Blue Devils suffered an 88-66 loss in North Carolina nearly three years ago.
The freshman power forward led Duke with 14 points. Freshman small forward and alumni center Ryan Young reached double-digit points with two other Blue Devils, finishing with 12 and 11 respectively.
The Blue Devils finished with 21 turnovers, while North Carolina State had only 6 turnovers. Other stats were less obvious. And that was the difference.
This Duke basketball team is currently 0-2 on their opponent’s home court and will travel to face the unranked Boston College Eagles (8-7, 2-2 ACC) at 1 p.m. Saturday. increase.
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