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Final thrilling play a perfect symbol for this wild and wacky season

Originally Published: January 28, 2009
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Timeout in a tense Lawrence Joel Coliseum, 2.6 seconds on the clock. Time to draw up the play that perfectly symbolizes this wonderfully silly season in college basketball.

Wake Forest had given away every bit of a 13-point lead against a Duke team that was badly beaten but too stubbornly tough to admit it. After trailing for 35 minutes and 41 seconds of continuous action, the Blue Devils had scored with 11 seconds left to tie the game at 68. The crumbling Demon ...

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