1:00 PM ET, March 15, 2009
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA -- A year ago, as they walked off the court after another early exit from the NCAA tournament, Jon Scheyer and Gerald Henderson made sure to soak it all in. They didn't want to forget how much it hurt. They didn't want to forget how it felt to be denied a championship.On Sunday, they finally got their title.Led by its two junior stars, Duke (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today, No. 9 AP) swamped upstart Florida State with a barrage of 3-pointers on the way to a 79-69 victory in the title game Sunday, giving the Blue Devils their eighth ACC crown in 11 years.
A Win-Win Situation?
Winning the ACC tourney might not be so sweet for Duke in the end. The last four times the Blue Devils won the conference crown, they went on to bow out of the Big Dance in the Sweet 16. Here's a look:
|2006||L, Sweet 16|
|2005||L, Sweet 16|
|2003||L, Sweet 16|
|2002||L, Sweet 16|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-49 (.469)||24-58 (.414)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-18 (.500)||12-25 (.480)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-19 (.737)||19-26 (.731)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||25 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|