We’ve already burned through most of the first half. Clemson has a 6 point lead and 6:27 left. The team is playing well, but probably not well enough.
33-21 at the half. A 12-point lead is certainly appreciated, but it still seems like Clemson needs to figure out how to be frenetic on defense and patient on offense.
14:05 left in the 2nd half, Clemson’s up 20. Grant has made some good plays. I’m a little surprised with some of the stuff the refs have been letting go.
12:52 left. Smith called for a charge. The calls can certainly start going against Clemson real quick. Don’t think that I think that Duke is out of this one yet.
Roughly 8 minutes left: Oglesby hit a bit 3. Sheyer walked without a call (and put up a duck). Then Booker had a wide open dunk. Booker is playing to make a statement. 61-39 right now.
2:00 left: Oglesby missed a dunk. Purnell just shakes his head. I’d have liked to see Clemson play smarter.
I can’t believe Duke just folded like this. They remind me of the bully from A Christmas Story right now.
Game over. First home win against Duke since ’97. The Tigers played like they expected Duke to adjust to their game plan rather than vise versa. And they pulled it off.
It’s still a bit unbelievable. I can empathize with my Duke friends right now, but I’m still going to take some joy from their misery.