Louisville Stares Down Ghosts Of Last Season To Thwart Duke Comeback

Duke BasketballTumbling on a two-game skid, the amply proficient 2019-20 Duke basketball workforce merely lacks the type of constant mentality that requires a aware dedication to both discover and then never let go. The museum just isn’t huge however you may spend a very long time in there. It is so impressive. The history of Duke basketball is on Full show. All the information. All the trophies. The museum with shiny and pristine. I would definitely advocate it when you’re within the space. It’s actually proper above Cameron Indoor Stadium the place Duke performs basketball and solely about half a block from the football stadium. The Duke campus was spectacular and beautiful. I hope to return some day. Admission to the museum was free once I was there. They do have limited hours some days although so that you wish to check ahead of time.

Molly Geary picks Duke: This is an fascinating matchup. Louisville guards Darius Perry and Lamarr Kimble are each liable to turnovers, and that is a significant concern being hounded by Duke’s Tre Jones and Jordan Goldwire in a hostile Cameron Indoor. However the Blue Devils have struggled with defending athletic big men at time this season, and that may very well be an issue dealing with 6’7″ star Jordan Nwora, who can stretch the ground out to the perimeter. There is a path to Louisville winning on the street right here, particularly with Wendell Moore and probably Joey Baker out. Vernon Carey has to stay out of foul bother going up in opposition to the Cardinals’ assortment of forwards, however ultimately, I believe Duke’s guard play makes the distinction in a marquee battle in Durham.

STORY OF TWO ROSTERS: Louisville has relied on senior leadership while Duke has been fueled closely by freshmen this 12 months. For the Cardinals, seniors Jordan Nwora, Dwayne Sutton, Steven Enoch and Ryan McMahon have mixed to account for sixty six percent of the team’s scoring, together with 77 p.c of all points over its last five. In the other locker room, freshmen Vernon Carey Jr., Cassius Stanley, Matthew Hurt and Wendell Moore Jr. have combined to account for 54 percent of Duke’s scoring this season.

Stanford was up forty six-25 in the second half of their loss at USC on Saturday night. They led by 15 factors with less than 10 minutes left. They had been up by 5 factors with 15 seconds left and the ball out of bounds underneath USC’s basket, and never solely did they discover a solution to lose that recreation in time beyond regulation, however they bought fortunate to truly get to OT. USC missed a free throw that would have received the game in regulation.

Williams may not have had the gaudy numbers his freshman teammate posted, however nobody else did. Johnson did it all for the Cardinals, with 19 factors on 8-of-12 taking pictures, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and a couple of blocks (he also turned the ball over 5 instances, but Mack stated he’ll dwell with those mistakes if Johnson can proceed to provide).