It’s been what–three days? Three hours? Three weeks? I can’t honestly say–the 2011-12 Duke season seems like a part of the distant past, even though those last two minutes versus Lehigh are still painfully vivid in my memory.
In a word, that game was brutal–it was the doomsday scenario that most Duke fans had thought about but never seriously entertained. A dreadful performance for the ages that was both shocking and unsurprising. A result that was both unfair to a team that had overachieved this year and one that was exactly what the squad deserved.
Now, writing on Monday afternoon, I’m still barely coherent–there’s so much to write about this game, but almost all of the clues had been there in our previous four games. Still, I have to swallow my anger and bitterness for a little bit, and try to make the case that this loss might be what Duke needs going forward. Without further ado, here are the five best things about Duke’s loss against Lehigh: