DURHAM, N.C. Revenge can be sweet, even if it wasnt intended.
Well, thats what No. 2 Duke was saying late Wednesday night about its 73-68 victory over fourth-ranked Ohio State at Cameron Indoor Stadium in the ACCBig Ten Challenge.
Quite frankly, there were much bigger and more palatable things for the Blue Devils to talk about, such as growth, toughness and finding a way to beat a Buckeyes team that seemingly had them on the ropes but wasnt able to put them away like last year in Columbus.
The Buckeyes won that game by 22, and it actually was a bit more lopsided than that. But this Duke team is different from last years splintered bunch. These Devils are unified. They played this game with a common purpose and now have beaten three Final Four teams from last March.
We certainly wanted it, and we had to prove as a team that after winning our first championship (Battle 4 Atlantis) we could put that behind us and take that next step, said Duke senior forward Ryan Kelly, who ha...