College Basketball: No. 4 Duke Loses Again, This Time to Miami

Kieran HaweAnalyst IFebruary 21, 2008

Remember when we were all talking about how when the Duke Blue Devils lost to Wake Forest on 

Sunday was going to be a wake up call for what many people thought was the best team in College Basketball. Yeah, that did not happen. Last night down in lovely Coral Gables Florida the unranked Miami Hurricanes beat the Blue Devils 96-95.

The Hurricanes (18-7) beat the Blue Devils (22-3) for the first time in 45 years last night, and at one point in the game scored 15 straight points and led by as many as 20 points in the second half.

But the Blue Devils did get rally late in the game and got most of those points back. Duke once again showed its knack for turning over the ball, this time Duke had a season-high 23 turnovers.

This is Duke’s second loss in four days, not exactly the kind if momentum you want to have at the tail-end of the College Basketball season.

“Our team — there’s something missing this week. We are not the same team these last two ballgames. It’s almost like someone has come in and invaded their bodies,” said Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski as he tried to make sense of what was going on.

Miami got help from all over the court from all of their players. Dwayne Collins led Miami with a career high 26 points and seven rebounds. The Blue Devils were led by sophomore Jon Scheyer who scored a game-high 27 points.

So were do the Blue Devils go now?

First Coach K needs to get his players focused and make them forget these two losses, they have some tough games ahead and have the chance to regain that Duke swagger by beating the North Carolina Tar Heels on March 8th—just in time for the tournament.