Shield your eyes, Duke haters. You might want to mail in your fandom this year and crawl into a hole.
The Blue Devils -- laughably ranked the No. 4 team in the nation -- debuted their highly-anticipated freshman stars on Tuesday night against what many thought would be an equally stacked No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats team.
Boy, was EVERYONE wrong.
Duke might be the real life Monstars...— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 7, 2018
Blue Devils rout the Wildcats, 118-84
RJ Barrett: 33PTS
Zion: 28PTS (11-13FG) pic.twitter.com/qVUO1f5EZp
Wait, did we just watch an NBA game?
Duke dominated from the start and never looked back. Not even for a second. Once the score was 18-8, it was over. Finito. And Zion Williamson matched every bit of hype (and more) attached to him.
Zion Williamson's first shot at Duke: A swish from the 3-point line. pic.twitter.com/PFIIJDb4a9— Kyle Boone (@Kyle__Boone) November 7, 2018
Your first shot as a college player helped shut up every doubter that said you wouldn't be a shooter? Nice.
It gets scarier.
No, he's literally a Monstar.
And he's paired with THIS GUY!
RJ Barrett has 20 points in his first half of collegiate basketball 🔥 pic.twitter.com/RF61U2MNhp— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 7, 2018
RJ Barrett managed to fly under all of the social media talk because Zion was stealing all the spotlight.
As for Kentucky, head coach John Calipari certainly doesn't have to worry anymore. His team will need to make A LOT of improvements by March if they want to compete with the best of them.