By Mychal Hunter
The only thing better than watching Duke lose is watching Duke lose to someone they have no business losing to. The only thing better than that is sitting around a poker table with a couple of Duke fans while they do it.
Boston College was able to defend their home court today against the unanimous #1 team in the country Duke Blue Devils, winning 89-84. I had the good fortune to be sitting at a poker table with a fellah that had his Duke sweat pants on while both the loss happened and I took his money. A better day I can not imagine.
The Eagles came out and hit 11 triples in the first half en route to a 7 point halftime lead. Like most people in the universe I assumed there was absolutely no way that they would be able to hold that lead. This my friends, is why I love college basketball.
Boston College had three players log 22 or more points and took advantage of a cold shooting Blue Devil’s perimeter attack to hang on after Duke took the lead by three a couple times in the second half. MB3 still managed a double double for Duke but the backcourt trio of Allen, Trent and Duval combined to go 16-45 from the field. Jerome Robinson hit a huge three with 80 seconds left to put the Eagles up 2 and then BC closed out the game by going 6-6 from the free throw line in the last 37 seconds.
The recipe for defeating Duke has now been provided, make a fuck ton of threes and hope they are as cold as a February Maine evening from the perimeter. Seems simple enough. One thing is for certain, I would not want to be Evansville on 12/20.