Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 8/20/13
In last season's Midwest Regional Final, Duke and Louisville were tied 42-42 with just under 16 minutes to play. Quinn Cook got to the rim for what would have been Duke's first lead since 32-31 (Quinn Cook free throws) but his shot was blocked. We didn't know it at the time, but Duke's season had just ended. Over the next ten minutes the Blue Devils would only make one field goal (Quinn Cook layup) and by the time Mason Plumlee threw down a dunk with five minutes to play (Quinn Cook assist) Duke was down 16 to the eventual national champion.  This capped a frustrating season in which Andre Dawkins took the year off for personal reasons, Seth Curry was hobbled and unable to practice for most of the season, and Ryan Kelly broke his foot and missed 13 games.  Duke has now gone three straight seasons without winning the ACC regular season or advancing to a Final Four. If that doesn't sound like a long time, keep in mind that a three-year run like that has only happened one other ti...
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