Duke grits out a tough game against UCONN and gets the win 66-56. Duke played a very hungry and pesky UCONN team lead by Ryan Boatright who scored 22 of this teams 56 points. Boatright was also responsible for 4 steals and kept Duke off-balance on both ends of the floor. Duke turned the ball over 19 times and while some were unforced most were attributable to a very wily UCONN on the ball defense. It was noted at half-time by Coach Capel that Duke was clearly knocked back and very loose with the ball against a team known for taking it away.
After spending just over a year with the Louisville basketball program, sophomore forward Akoy Agau will be transferring from the school, as WDRB's Eric Crawford first reported. His destination at this point is unknown.
So Roy Williams' weekly press conference was cruising along discussing in fairly normal fashion with the standard questions about various elements of UNC's basketball season when a question about the team's toughness came up which led to this exchange*
UNC is ten games into the 2014-15 season and sitting at 7-3 overall with losses to Butler, Iowa and Kentucky. A year ago, the Tar Heels were also 7-3 through ten games with losses to Belmont, UAB and Texas but wins over Michigan State, Kentucky and Louisville. Here is the overall picture of both teams at the same point in the season.
The ACC had 3 double-digit wins (well, almost) on Wednesday night. The best of the three came from NC State who bounced back from their loss to Wofford by beating Tennessee 65-56. Ok, not double-digits, but close enough for the intro. Ralston Turner was the star for the Pack, scoring 33 points and making 8 3's on the night. The Pack posted an offensive efficiency of 137 in the victory notching their top offensive performance of the season.