Duke played a very good game on Monday in just about every aspect of the game except for turnovers.
The Blue Devils turned the basketball over 21 times, a new season high, and 16 of those turnovers came on Florida State steals, half of those coming from Trent Forrest.
No turnovers are good, but live ball turnovers are even worse, as it more often than not sets the opposition up for easy transition baskets.
Florida State turned those 21 turnovers into 15 points and Duke is lucky that is wasn’t more as the Seminoles uncharacteristically struggled shooting the ball.
Another head-scratcher from Monday night was the three minutes senior Jack White played.
White is normally one of the first players off the bench for Mike Krzyzewski and did not play until about the midway point of the first half against the Seminoles.
In his three minutes, White only registered one steal, one turnover, and one foul but don’t expect to see the captain on the bench a lot going forward as Jack White will continue to be an important part of this team.
Much like Jack White, Joey Baker was the other Blue Devil that didn’t score.
The sophomore picked up two questionable fouls in the first half and didn’t see that much more time after just playing seven minutes in the game.
Baker’s energy was great as he missed his lone two shots of the night but had one rebound, two assists, one steal, and one block.
A volume shooter off the bench will be beneficial for the Blue Devils going forward and Joey Baker is the perfect Duke basketball player in every sense of the word.