I dont mean to undersell FSU, which is a very good team and can make a deep tournament run. But it could have been a close game at the end if Duke didn't lose its poise on offense midway through the second half.
That was as good as FSU has looked in years. Absolutely dominated Duke in the post. Chase Jeter is soooo soft. It might've been different if Duke didn't let Tatum run the offense in the second half but who knows. The ACC is so loaded this year.
Duke is at Louisville Saturday. Could see them dropping that too. Be 0-3 in true road games this year. They need to get healthy and Bolden has to grow up in the post. He's been a disappointment but maybe some of that is due to injury as well.
See, the 2015 squad had that run of back to back losses with the road game at L'ville that next Saturday. Fully expected them to mail it in. They played outstanding. The difference is night and day between this team and the 15 NC team. That group of freshmen were mentally tough, plus guys like Plumlee and Quinn Cook (one of the most underrated Dukies ever IMO) were solid leaders. This team is really missing leadership. I know Amile Jefferson is a captain, but I just don't think he carries the weight of a Cook, Plumlee, Singler type from a few years past.