Entering halftime, Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke Blue Devils were facing a potential upset as they trailed UNC-Wilmington. However, star big man Marshall Plumlee came out fired up in the second half and helped to lift the Blue Devils to the second round behind a 23 point, 8 rebound performance.
After the game, Plumlee’s teammate, freshman Brandon Ingram, head coach Mike Krzyzewski came into the locker room at halftime and specifically challenged Plumlee.
Plumlee responded and his energy sparked a big second half comeback.
This is just another example of why it’s great to have an experienced leader on your team. With a head coach like Mike Krzyzewski and a fifth-year senior like Marshall Plumlee responding to early adversity, we could see Duke exceed expectations in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
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