Duke basketball takeaway from loss to Virginia Tech:
How many times did you see a Duke player dive on the floor for a loose ball?
How many times did you see a Virginia Tech player dive on the floor for a loose ball?
Having to ask that question in such a big game already shows a major problem with the Blue Devils.
There was no hustle or intensity on the Duke side on Saturday night and hasn’t been for quite some time.
Virginia Tech got every 50/50 ball, and the Hokies wanted to win more. That was abundantly clear.
Duke can win a Round of 64 game on talent alone. But when teams start hitting the floor with more purpose than the Blue Devils in the Round of 32, an upset will be easy to see coming.