Stop me if you've heard this before, but Duke was the beneficiary of a critical call in the waning seconds, which they rode to a monumental road victory. Yes, this happens literally every season, even though the Blue Devils often don't ride such decisions to the Final Four. That, in itself, is a small victory for college basketball fans with a soul. On Saturday against UNC, Duke somehow wasn't called for a foul with ten seconds left in overtime despite diving directly into the North Carolina ball-handler.
You know it's bad when Jay Bilas, a former Blue Devil himself, is calling out the officiating. North Carolina had the basketball, only for a Duke defender to spearhead directly into the path of the ball, creating a scramble. It's clearly a foul, and there is no other opinion.
Of course, given how UNC shot free throws in this game (cough 50 percent), there's no guarantee it would've led to a Tar Heels victory. Yet, not giving UNC that opportunity is a robbery. Even Duke fans must realize this, eventually.