SC8 Recap: Duke powers past Louisville

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Who Won: Duke defeats Louisville, 81-77

Why: With Louisville going up 61-49 with 13 minutes to go, Duke, behind Grayson Allen and Luke Kennard, went on a 24-9 run to take the lead 73-70 at the under 4 timeout and never looked back. 

GIF: We get Duke/Carolina in the ACC Tournaments. College basketball fans rejoice.


What will people be talking about? We get Duke/Carolina Part 3. 

What should people be talking about? Is Grayson Allen Back? There was a sequence during the run where Duke took the lead, where Duke rallied behind Allen, after a Louisville player and Allen had a little “spat”. Duke used that emotion to take over the game. Allen has battled injuries over the last month or so, but came up big for the Blue Devils, maybe just in time for a stretch run.

What’s next for these teams? We get a Duke vs UNC game in the ACC Tournament for the first time since 2011. The teams split during the regular season. Louisville awaits their tourney fate, likely to receive a 3 or 4 seed in the NCAA Tourney. 

Quote: This tournament had yet to have a “moment” and we got one when Duke stormed back. Our Ben Swain summed it up best.

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