It was the team many people didn’t bank on winning and it killed a lot of brackets.
Jabari Parker had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds on Wednesday night, and No. 18 Duke earned its first league road win of the season by beating Miami 67-46.
It’s been a season of firsts for No. 20 Duke, and yet another one came in its first ACC championship game — when it shut out No. 1 Florida State. For a quarter.
If the Duke Blue Devils have any hopes of slowing down the Florida State Seminoles offensive juggernaut; the Dukies have to find a way to solve the tall task of slowing down FSU receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
With just one game left to play, the number one ranked Florida State Seminoles look to be in the best position to punch their ticket to Pasadena for a chance to play for the BCS National Championship game in January.
The 2013 sports year has been filled with oddities like the Super Bowl blackout. But perhaps no one could have forecasted a year that could see the Miami Hurricanes beat the Duke Blue Devils for the ACC basketball championship and Duke beat Miami on the football field and be on the cusp of playing for the ACC football championship.
The Florida State Seminoles may as well be named the Steamrollers as they play out there schedule. The Noles put any distractions aside on Saturday and blew out Syracuse and that could be a trend over the Noles’ final three games of the season.
When the final seconds of Duke’s upset victory of the Miami Hurricanes ticked off the clock Saturday night, it showed how far Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe had brought his team and how far Al Golden still has to go to get the Canes back to the top.
iami couldn’t stop Duke’s running game. And once the Blue Devils started scoring, the 24th-ranked Hurricanes’ offense couldn’t keep up.
When Miami was off to its unbeaten start, Hurricanes coach Al Golden made it very clear that the process of turning the team back into a contender was far from over.