ACC Quarterfinals-Night Session

After watching Maryland beat Wake, Duke took the floor to play Boston College. Gerald Henderson, one of our stars, picked up two fouls in less than a minute. We played pretty bad offensively in the first half, kept only alive by good defense.

Down 7 coming out of halftime, we fought and quickly took the lead. We lead the entire second half until the very end, when we were down one. Gerald Henderson hit a huge bucket with 35 seconds to go. Then, we played great defense, and BC was forced to foul, putting one of our best free throw shooters, Jon Scheyer, on the line for a one-and-one, with Duke up by 1. He missed the first one, and BC had the rebound.

They had 3 more attempts at the basked over a frenetic 17 seconds that involved multiple timeouts. In the end, Duke held on when BC missed a last second shot. Whew!

We play Maryland tomorrow, who we should beat handily. I was a lot more worried about BC and their size. Maryland is a much smaller team with only one really good player (Grevis Vasquez). Some fun pictures from tonight:

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