Duke was destroying Yale at halftime 48-23 so there was no reason to believe the Blue Devils wouldn’t win the game, right? Well, it appears the powers that be at the school decided that was enough of a lead to go ahead and book the tickets to Anaheim for the Sweet 16.
That’s a pretty cocky move there, Duke. Yale made a serious comeback and even got within four points near the end of the game, but Duke withstood the run and ended up winning 71-64. You almost jinxed yourself, Duke! Now everyone is surely rooting for them to lose in the Sweet 16 against the winner of the Oregon-St. Joe’s game.