WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Duke escaped Joel Coliseum with a narrow victory Wednesday night, averting what would have been a damaging and somewhat embarrassing defeat.
Losing at Wake Forest isnt the shame it was the last couple of seasons. After all, Xavier, Virginia and North Carolina State have fallen here over the last month.
But fifth-ranked Duke is a different animal, even if the Blue Devils are battling through an identity crisis in the post-Ryan Kelly injury portion of their season, and. Duke doesnt lose games like this in ACC play. At least history says the Mike Krzyzewski-coached Devils dont.
And Duke (18-2, 5-2 ACC) didnt on this night, even though Wake earned more wow points and gained the respect of many ACC eyes in the 75-70 final. But the devil is in the details - the minutiae of the game - which has been a common denominator of Duke teams for decades.
Coach always stresses us to do the little things, that little things win games, especially on the defensive end, said Du...