Head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s four-seeded Blue Devils lost to No. 1 seeded Oregon 82-68 on Thursday night, and not even 24 hours later, there is some controversy about a couple of instances that happened at the end of the beatdown. First, there was Duke guard Grayson Allen blatantly ignoring Oregon’s Dillon Brooks when he tried to give him a hug and a high-five as the final buzzer sounded. Before that final buzzer though, Brooks made a long, unnecessary three-point shot with eight seconds left in the game.
Coach K had an exchange with Brooks after the game — Brooks claims postgame that Coach K addressed the shot he took in the final seconds.
Less than a full day later Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd took the opportunity to openly criticize Coach K for being upset about Brooks taking the shot in the final seconds, calling it another example of big egos that longtime college basketball head coaches have.
Cowherd does have a pretty good point — Oregon’s lead was so big at the time, did it really matter if Brooks took the shot or not? We’ll see if Coach K has a response in the coming days.