Saturday, 14 January 2017
College basketball: A look at the days that led to Duke's second top-25 fall
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fight it out was sputtering, Louisville’s cause was increasing, the KFC Yum! Middle was roaring and, more than 400 kilometers away, Scott Krzyzewski was viewing.
Which delivers us to the guy in nowhere tie End of the week, status out in the game after contacting timeout, staring up at the scoreboard as he tried to think up some solutions. Mark Capel recognized this would be an issue. And there was the look of a man residing it.
Duke’s 78-69 reduction to Louisville was the Red Devils’ 4th of the year, third in the ACC and second in Five times. It came with Krzyzewski’s chair kept symbolically vacant on the regular and mature adhesive guy Amile Jefferson in his civvies with a navicular bone bruise in his feet. It came with 18 Red Demon turnovers and the Cardinals – rated next to last in the ACC in capturing getting into the activity – reaching 58.6 % the second 50 %. It remaining Fight it out 0-3 on the street in the meeting by around 13 factors a activity and designed for one fun mid-day for the Louisville audience.
“We have to modify this. Interval,” Capel said after the activity, his third as performing trainer while Krzyzewski recuperates from returning surgery treatment. “We have to restore it. That has to be our mind-set going in. Being near is inadequate. Just merely battling is inadequate.”
Once rated No. 1, Fight it out is now 14-4 and will be no greater than fifth in the ACC when the weekend is over. Capel has got an issue, all right. Consider the previous 11 days: