Comparisons of him in the aftermath of his season-opening performance that led to Duke's 118-84 blowout of Kentucky were littered across social media.
That team went 38-0, and if it wasn't for an absolutely loaded Wisconsin team picking them off in the Final Four, they would have played for a national title with an undefeated, 40-0 season on the line.
"To play this well on this stage, right away against Kentucky is surprising, " Krzyzewski said. "I'm really proud of my freshmen". Also, he showed off his knack for knocking down contested shots around the basket, shooting 3-of-4 from the field and ending with seven points and four rebounds. The loss is the most one-sided defeat in coach John Calipari's tenure at Kentucky.
A top 15 recruit in his own right, Jones could not be a more flawless point guard for this Duke team. "We know what we have". In the clip below, we see the defense collapse on Grimes as he counters it by dishing it to Dotson for a three.
Keldon Johnson scored 23 points to lead Kentucky and graduate transfer Reid Travis added 22 for the Wildcats.
The highly-anticipated game between two of the nation's most successful college programs was never close. The lead would extend throughout the second half as the No. 2 Wildcats were unable to mount a comeback.
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The Jayhawks (1-0), who were ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press poll, jumped out in front in the first half and kept the No. 10 Spartans (0-1) at bay late in the second half.
Maybe Kentucky fans heard that because many had left by then, something that nearly never happens at a Kentucky basketball game.
"I told them we've got to get five guys who will fight like heck", he said, "and leave them in and play them as long as they can play".
"I don't want to make this bigger than it is for those guys or for me. This was good for us". Kentucky was trailing by double-digits for pretty much the entire game and Duke's core of elite freshman simply overpowered Calipari's Wildcats.
Duke: The Blue Devils seem to have it all - athletes, scorers, defenders and rebounders. He started with the now defunct Sports Fan Radio Network in 1997 as a reporter, giving in-game updates and then facilitating postgame interviews with players on winning teams after games via cell phones.
Quentin Grimes (21 points, 4 assists) and Dedric Lawson (20 points, 6 assists, 14 rebounds) proved they could replace the production lost from last year's team.
The Blue Devils' fabulous freshmen collectively laughed as if that mattered on Tuesday night. They combined for 83 points on the night, nearly outscoring the Wildcats' entire roster. Dude was BEASTING, scoring 28 points (on 11-13 shooting) and grabbing 7 rebounds. This season represents the second-highest 3PA per game of his career but his poor percentages have obviously killed any excitement about his willingness to shoot the 3-point shot.
Kentucky fans flooded the streets and pubs of downtown Indianapolis before they filled Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.