Pop! That was the sound of millions of brackets getting busted across the land–including my Keeper bracket. The is the eighth year in 10 tourneys that Duke has failed to meet seed expectations. And Duke is the all-time victimized school, with Cinderellas knocking them off in 29 years. Recent crushing losses include:
- 2014 – 3v14 loss to Mercer
- 2012 – 2v15 loss to Lehigh
- 2008 2v7 loss to West Virginia
- 2007 6v11 loss to VCU
For anyone thinking that All-American Jabari Parker would be the difference in this game, he was. Only in reverse. Duke played better when Parker wasn’t on the floor.