Wake Forest Player Shoves Grayson Allen Into Duke Bench
- Author: Delia Davidson Jan 29, 2017,
Jan 29, 2017, 0:59
Krzyzewski, who is recovering from back surgery, met with the team at his home on Tuesday, when he informed them that they've been kicked out of their locker room. After a hot start where they looked like they may live up to those lofty expectations, the Blue Devils have come crashing down to Earth of late, losing three of their last four games. It was also their first home loss to N.C. State since 1995.
After Allen's 3 with 52.5 seconds left pulled Duke to 83-82, the Demon Deacons worked on the clock before Woods missed a 3 over Kennard and Harry Giles grabbed the rebound for the Blue Devils.
According to ESPN's Basketball Power Index, the Blue Devils will start with a 73 percent chance of winning against Wake Forest on Saturday.
The suspension only took Allen out of one game.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski isn't happy about it.
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Pundits believe that although Allen and Jackson are very good players, neither one of them are true point guards and the lack of a real playmaker in the team his visibly hurting Duke at the moment.
When will the penalties end for the Blue Devils? Duke ranks 37th in the country in defensive efficiency, while the Deacons find themselves 128th in that same category and surrender almost 81 points per game against ACC opponents. Wake Forest's star power-forward, John Collins, should have another great game against Duke's weak interior defense, and Duke's star guards, Kennard and Allen will get their healthy share of buckets on offense.
The No. 17 ranked Blue Devils were the preseason pick to win the national championship.
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