In the end, Mike Krzyzewski got just about everything he could out of his Duke Blue Devils.
It didnt seem the season would end quite so early when Ryan Kelly went off for 36 points in his comeback game against Miami in late February. That night, it appeared the Devils were the national front-runners, and in many respects they were.
But nobody knew Kelly would go into the tank within a week and never climb out and the overall affect that would have on the Blue Devils, whose season ended Sunday when Louisville pulled away for an 85-63 victory in the Midwest regional championship game in Indianapolis.
Duke (30-6) looked like a tired, worn out club. The Cardinals were spry and played with several extra skips in their collective steps, and that was even after the scary injury suffered by Kevin Ware.
Krzyzewskis team was in the game, tied at 42-42 with 16 minutes left but thats when the Devils hit a wall and the Cardinals simply plowed through: Louisville outscored Duke by 18 points o...