First day of vacation for me so forgive me for this being short. Over the next couple weeks I'll likely skip a few days or give you quick posts. Last night, Duke downed UCLA 80-63 in Madison Square Garden. To my eye, it was easily Duke's best defensive performance of the season especially considering the opponent. You can see Duke's offensive and defensive efficiencies graphed by game here if you don't believe me.
The Duke Blue Devils won their ninth game after over coming a miserable stretch midway through the first half. Lead by the recurring star Jabari Parker with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists. Quinn Cook played all 40 minutes added 14 points and 5 assists, but defensively was outstanding.
UNC has released Leslie McDonald's reinstatement request which details the timeline and facts on which a nine game suspension against the fifth year senior was based. The full document can be found here for your reading pleasure. Here is a breakdown of what's in it. Please note this is what UNC determined and sent to the NCAA and by all accounts the NCAA agreed with the findings.