Duke beat Michigan 73-71 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the 20th in the last 26 seasons. Impressive. Chalk one up to the Uncle Toms…Duke just barely beat the Michigan Wolverines after they gave up a big double digit lead. The storied rematch of the 1992 Fab Five Wolverines against the Grant Hill, Christian Laettner Duke Blue Devils is done. Duke prevailed yet again.
Minor side note: That’s Coach K’s 900th win…putting him in second place all time. Not bad Coach K, you could be tops be the end of the tournament. List looks like this.
1. Bob Knight, 902.
2. Mike Krzyzewski, 900 (and counting)
3. Dean Smith, 879
Double side note: Even if Duke had lost the game… Nolan Smith won on this crossover that left Tim Hardaway, Jr. on his arse. Ankle breaker. Sick.