Nolan Smith scored 34 points–a career high–as Duke came from behind to beat North Carolina last night at Cameron Indoor Stadium, 79-73. Fellow black man Seth Curry added 22 points of his own. How did your team managed to fall 16 point behind, Coach K?
“It wasn’t an X-and-O adjustment. … They were too excited,” Krzyzewski said. “‘Nuts’ is the word. What are you guys doing? It’s not like, ‘You know, you guys aren’t playing hard.’ They’re playing hard. … When you go like that, you’re not coordinated, and it was more to get a coordinated effort on the offensive and defensive ends.”
Fifth-ranked Duke have now won 33 straight at home; they assume the lead in the ACC. That’s fine, because I’ve developed fresh anger for the pompous ass that is Roy Williams. Hating Duke is so 2004; they’re not the scrappy, deceptively fast program that they used to be. Would you believe me if I told you that six of the 12 Dookies listed in their media guide were African-American? I’m not very good with math, but that’s, like, a lot.