After a long fought 2016-2017 season Duke’s season came to an end last night after falling to South Carolina. While a lot of teams would be upset, Duke took advantage of the opportunity as it gave them an excuse to hang a new banner in Cameron Indoor.
Typical Duke getting the best of every situation. While the Gamecocks are stuck traveling to New York City to play in the Sweet Sixteen, Duke gets to go home and celebrate the fact that they were ranked #1 in the AP Preseason poll. The ceremony is planned for 6:30 on Friday afternoon, the same time as the Gamecocks Sweet 16 game.
When asked about it Coach K had some words about his teams performance this year. “While some teams focus on winning games, we really put all of our effort into recruiting big names and letting people know Duke used to win championships. And our hard work finally paid off by getting that preseason ranking.” Grayson Allen commented, “You’re trippin’ if you don’t think we’re the real winners here. South Carolina was never ranked #1.”
So, while the party rolls on in Columbia, it’s nothing compared to the celebration ahead in Durham when the Dookies hang yet another banner.