A point sure can make a big difference in a college basketball game. In the second half of the Notre Dame/NC State game, Jerian Grant was fouled and given 3 free throw attempts. The problem was, Grant's foot was on the line when taking the 3 point attempt. As seen in the video below, captured by @JamesCurle, Grant makes the bogus third free throw.
K reached 1,000 wins but it wasn't easy, NC State blew a double-digit lead and lost in OT to Notre Dame, and Virginia nearly was upset in Blacksburg. Those were the stories from Sunday. Check out the links, predictions, previews, and more below.
Congratulations to Coach Mike Krzyzewski for achieving his 1,000th win against a very tough St. Johns team. Sometimes wins of a particular significance can be a unifying event for a team, Duke was in need of one. Yes Duke was coming off wins against Pitt and Louisville but still there were issues Duke had long stretches near the end of those games where they let up, they were not sharp and really didn’t finish strong.
For anyone who takes offense or thinks I am trying to make Coach K’s 1,000th win about myself, all I can do is apologize and ask that you try to understand my perspective. I realize that this is a Duke blog, and today is most definitely a day to celebrate Coach K and Duke basketball.