Sunday, March 25, 2007

DUKE’S DREADFUL DEFEAT

Pops again to AOL Fanhouse.

Posted Mar 25th 2007 2:39AM by Sportz Assassin

The Duke Blue Devils women's hoops squad won their first 30 games of the season, including every one of their regular season games. Their first loss was to NC State in the semifinals of the ACC tournament ... but their 30-1 record was good enough to place the Lady Devils in the Greensboro Regional of the NCAA Women's Tournament. However, it wouldn't prove to be the ultimate advantage.

Duke was beaten by Rutgers, 53-52, in the Sweet 16. The #1 Devils who spent all season dominating everyone won't be able to win the program's first National Championship. They won't even get to the Final Four.

Amazingly, the hurt is also in how they were eliminated. Down by a point, Duke's Lindsay Harding ... the ACC Player of the Year ... was fouled with 0.1 seconds left. If Harding knocked down both shots, Duke would advance to the Elite 8. The first one missed. Okay, hitting the next one means Duke and Rutgers will play on for another five minutes to decide the winner. Well, except for the fact that she missed. Ouch!

Yes, the #1 team had it's #1 player choke when it counted…

Bad day all around for the ACC squads – FSU lost to LSU and NCSU lost to #1 seed UcConn.

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