Before Duke was beaten by Gonzaga the next night, Auburn made them look like they definitely weren’t unbeatable. Duke won 78-72 but Auburn definitely could have won. If I were an Auburn fan I would have been extremely frustrated. Auburn could have pulled off a memorable upset but didn’t because they didn’t box out, threw dumb alley-oops, and tried to match Duke’s style of play. Nobody has the athleticism to come close to beating Duke at their own game.
Despite these repeated mistakes, the Tigers still looked good. Jared Harper proved that he is among the best point guards in the country. He’s an excellent shooter and passer and finished with 22 points and 6 assists while shooting 6-10 from three-point range. Austin Wiley impressed me off the bench. The junior center played physical and put up 17 points and 9 rebounds in just 19 minutes. Continue Reading!
After reeling in the top recruiting class for the class of 2017, the Blue Devils entered the 2017-18 season with sky-high expectations. Some wondered, including myself, who can beat these guys? After all, they have six former 5-star recruits, three former 4-stars, and arguably the best basketball coach of all time running the show. The ride, however, has been bumpier than anticipated, but Duke is hitting their stride at the right time.Read Full Article Here!