Duke’s victory over Lafayette
In a close game Duke came out on top against Lafayette, with a final score of 79-77. Duke was ahead for most of the game, but Lafayette made a strong comeback in the second half. With less than a minute left in the game, Duke’s lead was down to two points. But Duke held on to win, thanks to some great defense and free throw shooting
The close score of the game
The Blue Devils got off to a slow start, trailing by eight points at halftime. But they mounted a comeback in the second half, outscoring the Leopards 43-32 in the second half to secure the victory.
This was a close game from start to finish, with neither team leading by more than eight points. It came down to the wire, with Duke pulling ahead for good in the final minute of play.
Duke’s impressive performance
The Key Players in the game
The turning point of the game
The turning point of the game came when Duke went on a 12-0 run in the second half to take a lead they would never relinquish. Lafayette tried to fight back, but Duke’s defense was too much, and the Blue Devils won by a final score of 72-64.
Lafayette’s valiant effort
In a close game Duke narrowly defeated Lafayette by a score of 73-72.
Lafayette put up a valiant effort, but ultimately came up just short against a strong Duke team
Duke’s leading scorers were Grayson Allen with 22 points and Luke Kennard with 19 points. For Lafayette, Matt Klinewski was the leading scorer with 20 points.
The game was close throughout, with neither team being able to gain a significant lead. In the end, Duke just barely squeaked out a win.
The final score
The final score of the game was Duke 79, Lafayette 72.
The post-game analysis
Duke earned a hard-fought victory over Lafayette last night, winning by a score of 73-67. The game was close throughout, with neither team holding more than a seven-point lead. Duke’s shooting was spotty at times, but they made up for it with some tough defense, forcing Lafayette into several turnovers.
The post-game analysis focused on Duke’s defense, which was key to their victory. Duke’s coach praised his team’s effort on the defensive end of the court, and said that they need to continue to play with that same intensity if they want to be successful in the future.
The highlights of the game
Duke started the game strong, jumping out to an early lead. However, Lafayette quickly rallied and took the lead midway through the first half. Duke battled back, and the two teams entered halftime tied at 32.
In the second half, Duke took control of the game and built a comfortable lead. However, Lafayette would not go away quietly and made a late run to cut the Duke lead to just two points with under a minute to play. Duke was able to hold on, however, and escaped with a close victory, 66-64.
Duke was led in scoring by sophomore guard Grayson Allen, who had 21 points. Lafayette was led by senior forward Dan Trist, who had 17 points.
The reaction of the fans
The crowd was electric as the final seconds ticked away in the Duke-Lafayette basketball game With the score tied at 79, Duke’s Grayson Allen hit a three-pointer with just seconds left on the clock to give the Blue Devils the lead. The fans erupted, cheering and hugging one another in excitement.
It was a close game throughout, and the Lafayette fans were just as loud and supportive as the Duke fans. But in the end, it was the Blue Devils who came out on top.