Found March 18, 2012 on
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Duke is out of the NCAA tournament. They were out before the tournament’s first weekend even started. After Friday’s embarrassing loss to Lehigh, you have to wonder is Duke basketball slipping? This seems like a strange to question for a team went 27-7 that is only 2 years removed from National Title, but since 2004-2005 season the Blue Devils have advanced past the sweet 16 just 1 time.
That being the national championship season of 2010. For the 3rd time in 6 years, Duke didn’t get past the first weekend of the NCAAs. Why am I being critical of team that’s averaged 29 wins since 2005. It’s because when you are the Duke Blue Devils and you are coached by a Hall of Famer like Mike Krzyzewski the standards are not the same as with most basketball programs. They are much much higher. This is a program that from 1986-2004 when to 10 Final Fours. First weekend tournament exits are not what is expected in Durham. What’s going on?
First let me just say Mike Krzyzewski is still one of the...
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Shortly after Missouri lost as a No. 2 seed, it was Duke's turn to go down. They were taken out by No. 15 seed Lehigh.
There have already been some articles and blog posts written about how Duke maybe slipping after its first round loss to Lehigh. It is understandable to think that and many fans are thinking and saying it and it is easy to see why. Just look at recent history and you will see that the Blue Devil's recent history in the NCAA Tournament has not included much success in terms...
Austin Rivers was in shock after his Blue Devils lost Friday in the NCAA Tournament to No. 15 seed Lehigh.
Duke won at rival North Carolina and played for the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship. But a shocking NCAA tournament loss to Lehigh proved these Blue Devils were never quite like past teams in the storied program.
Duke (27-7) earned a No. 2 seed in the South Regional after losing to Florida State in the ACC tournament semifinals. But the Blue Devils struggled...
Mason Plumlee says there is no excuse for the Blue Devils loss Friday against Lehigh in the NCAA Tournament second round.
It is hard to put into words how frustrating this Duke Basketball team was to watch as a fan. Coming into the season with so much uncertainty and so much hype around Austin Rivers, the excitement was almost palpable. It was assisted in great part to the Blue Devils trip to China and Dubai which gave the world and Duke fans a glimpse of the team that was to come.
Seth Curry says the Blue Devils, even without Ryan Kelly, should have had the talent to beat Lehigh
When Pete Gillen is right, he's right, but in this case he's wrong. I just looked and sure enough, Leave It To Beaver reruns are on way more than Duke this week.
Thanks to an unexpected 75-70 loss to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, the Duke Blue Devils are already a sad punchline to a really bad March Madness joke as captions like the following are making their way onto many a Facebook page and Twitter timeline:
Get it...Serious(Le) High?
Come on...you have to admit, it's pretty funny. (h/t @theMTbrain)
Mike Krzyzewski knew this year's Duke team had its flaws.
Several of them hurt the Blue Devils in a big way on Friday night.
Austin Rivers and Mason Plumlee had 19 points apiece, but Duke struggled from 3-point range and lost 75-70 to Lehigh to become the second No. 2 seed to lose to a 15 during a wild day in the NCAA tournament.
The Blue Devils, who relied on the 3-point...