No. 4 Duke lost to No. 1 Oregon in the Sweet Sixteen last night, and not necessarily without fanfare that led to Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd ripping Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski.
In the game’s final seconds, Ducks wing Dillon Brooks launched and made a ridiculously deep three-point attempt so as to avoid a shot clock violation, and then celebrated the shot despite the game being well out of Duke’s reach already.
Sure enough, in the handshake line, Krzyzewski allegedly told Brooks that he was “too good” a player to be showing off.
Here is how the brutally honest Cowherd responded and, naturally, he didn’t hold a thing back.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 25, 2016
Krzyzewski has since denied that he called Brooks out on the shot, but Cowherd is absolutely right. In a game where one coach’s squad is getting destroyed, just as Duke was in the second half last night, that coach has zero right to lecture the other team’s players about how to play the game.
That said, though Colin Cowherd himself is one of the more polarizing personalities in the sports world, he’s hit the nail right on the head in this case.
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