This past Sunday Duke pulled off the win over #2 seed in the South Gonzaga by a score of 66 to 52. It has been the Duke defense (a defense that was not that impressive earlier in the season) that has showed up big time in the NCAA Tourney. Forgotten star Matt Jones had an amazing game scoring 16 points to go along his other teammate from Texas Justise Winslow who had 16 points. Throw in 10 points for Quinn Cook and 15 points for Tyus Jones and you have a balanced scoring effort from the Blue Devils. Potential #1 NBA draft pick Jahlil Okafor had 9 points and 8 rebounds. This Duke team has shown that any guy or guys can step up that night and carry the team if needed.
Coach K looks as fired up as ever with this special group of players. Over the years Duke has had some amazing teams and some exciting teams to watch. This years group of players has been easily one of my top 3 teams that I have enjoyed watching play.
I will be heading out to Indianapolis Friday to work the Final Four. Tune in here or follow my Twitter @Skeelow22 for pics/updates from the Final Four experience!