#1 Syracuse 25-1 at #5 Duke 21-6
Let’s begin with Mason Plumlee going up and slamming down a putback jam off of a missed 3! But then Syracuse’s Michael Gbinije knocks down a 3! It was back-and forth! Then, Jabari Parker for 3…YES! Parker had 19 Points and 10 boards on the day. 2nd half now and Rasheed Sulamon splits two defenders and lays it off the glass for the score! Duke up 1 but Tyler Ennis, from deep…YES! ‘Cuse takes the lead! But Rodney Hood takes it back with a 3! Then Hood misses but Jabari Parker makes a one-handed putback slam! Duke up 4 but Jerami Grant makes a little floater for the Orange and the lead is down to 2, Grant had 17 points and 8 rebounds. Under a minute left now, Cuse down 3 and Rakeem Christmas with a dunk! 10 seconds left, Duke up 2, CJ Fair drives and lays it in, and 1? But the refs call a charge, which means Duke ball, still up 2 Jim Boeheim comes out yelling and cursing at the refs he gets a tech, he keeps going he gets another technical and is ejected which gives Duke 4 free trows, they make 3 and win, Boeheim cost ‘Cuse a chance at the win but did he have a point? CSD’s take: The rule change this year was that the defender’s feet must be set when the shooter begins upward motion, not shoots ,therefore I believe the official made the wrong call.