Every year, the final Home Game of the year is dedicated as Senior Night for those players graduating. It is their last game in front of the Cameron Crazies, and a chance for all fans to thank the player(s) for their contributions.
This year, it was Quinn Cook’s night. We wondered why Sean Kelly – a “Walk-On” in this his last year only got 2 insignificant minutes.
This game also meant something more, as a win would clinch a #2 Seed in the ACC Tournament next week.
Well, you might say that it turned into the Grayson Allen Show as he scored 19 of his 27 Points on 4 of 5 outside the Arc, 9 of 11 from inside, and 5 of 6 from the Charity Stripe. He also logged 4 Rebounds.
Duke came out from the Tip Off with an incredible run. At the half, they were up 55-19. This didn’t take long for the Crazies to realize that Grayson’s 19 points, alone, was enough to be beating the Demon Deacons, so they chanted “Grayson’s Winning !!!”
Indeed he was !!! He made the best of a night when he would see 24 minutes on the floor. He scored from all over, even tipping in an errant shot as the “bigs” flailed aimlessly.
On a night when we say “Good-Bye” to those players of the present, we saw a bright shining star beginning to glow for the future !!!
On a more somber note, ankle turns seemed to be the plaque of the night. “Oaks,” Justise, Amile, and even Quinn to a point, all experienced some sort of ankle turn. We made the observation during the game, and make it here …
Are we sure that all of Duke’s foot problems down thru the past few years cannot be tied to the Nike shoes they wear ???
Behind Grayson was Matt with 17 Points after starting off cold. Justise and “Quinny” each had 13. Justise led Rebounding with 6, and 7 Assists !!!
This was a wonderful night for the faithful, and a wonderful way to end the season at Cameron. Saturday night caps the conference season at Carolina at 9PM on ESPN, where the next chapter in “the greatest rivalry in all of sport” will be written !!!
Thanks, Quinn !!! Thanks, Sean !!!
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