I'm not that upset. Really, I'm not. Sure, Bobby Frasor decided to take the jump shot with 34 seconds left in the game and put UNC down by one
instead of taking the three And yeah, I was pissed last night; After Frasor took that shot, I took my cell phone, threw it at the ground, screamed at the TV, and proceeded to (quickly) finish my 40oz of beer.
But really, I'm not that upset. UNC played well the whole game, and they came back from 17 points down to make the game really exciting. I was going nuts at the half, with UNC only down by 5, but I'll admit I actually turned the game off at 52-35 Duke. I figured the 'Heels were losing this one.
But a quick 12-0 run by UNC put the game back into their hands. From then on, the game was back and forth, leading to much anxiety, turmoil, and excessive drinking on my part. And as much as I hate him, I've gotta hand it to J.J. Redick. It seemed that everytime UNC got on a roll, Redick was there to shut it down. And he did it in traditional Redick style - doing his best And1 Mixtape impression by taking ridiculously impossible shots that will never fly in the NBA.
And, once again, as much as I hate
J.J. Redick, the highlight of the night goes to the Duke whitey himself: not for a good night of basketball, but for the shocker
he showed the crowd after making the three that put UNC away for good (For those not familiar with the "shocker", check out Urban Dictionary
). It's good that Redick is there to remind us how immature college guys still are. It was pretty damn funny.
Anyways, at least UNC covered the spread I gave them yesterday, when I said they'd lose by 12 points
. But just think - a highly freshman team keeping a game this
close against #1 ranked, senior-loaded Duke? It almost makes me shiver when I think about the future. I can't wait.