Duke came up just short in this 91-89 loss, but it was a performance that should give Blue Devil fans confidence that this team absolutely has the ability to reach a Final Four and compete for the national championship.
This game had it all.
Duke knocked down outside shots against Syracuse’s 2-3 zone.
Guys stepped up in the second half when it looked like the Orange might pull away.
C.J. Fair put his team on his back and showed why he was voted the Preseason ACC Player of the Year.
As a college basketball fan, it was the best game I’ve seen between two teams this season. Though it was disappointing Duke couldn’t end Syracuse’s 20-game winning streak, it’s clear the Blue Devils are continuing to improve and moving in the right direction as we head toward March.
Here are a few takeaways from tonight’s spectacular showdown.
Read my full recap at Duke Report.