Duke-Baylor: ESPN's Stuart Scott Makes Absurd Assertion

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Duke-Baylor: ESPN's Stuart Scott Makes Absurd Assertion
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There are some things we can count on after all.

Duke’s back in the men’s Final Four.

ESPN had a North Carolina grad anchoring Sunday’s prime-time SportsCenter and telling the country that the Blue Devils beat a stout Baylor team, 78-71, on a questionable call that went Duke’s way.

If Stuart Scott’s willing to stretch to get conspiracy theorists thinking about one isolated call instead of how well Duke played late to beat a Cinderella Baylor team that performed brilliantly…somebody should pull the plug on him.

Actually, Baylor played as well as a team can play in the biggest spotlight through the middle portion of the regional semifinal semifinal.

Duke shredded the Bears zone early, then Baylor got physical and quicker than quick and … only a string of Blue Devils free throws early in the second half got the game back to even after a late first-half spurt left Baylor looking like it was headed to Indianapolis.

Somehow, though, Stuart Scott presented the turning point of the game this way on Sunday night:

“The key play in the game, with Baylor up 59-57 – a questionable offensive charge on Baylor. If...."

...Here's what actually happened down the stretch...

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