All that talk about Duke going undefeated can now be put to rest. Just yesterday I wrote about the possibility of Duke going unbeaten, but it all ended tonight with a loss to Florida State. Duke couldn't find a rhythm offensively all game, as they couldn't shoot well from three point range. In the first half they were 4-17 from deep, but they were still only down four at halftime. Kyle Singler had a red hot second half, scoring 17 of his 20 points after halftime, but this was a day for the Seminoles. Florida State played tough interior defense and forced Duke to take contested three pointers all night.
On offense for Florida State, Derwin Kitchen had a night to remember, scoring a season high 22 points against the top team in the country. Kitchen made 9 of his 13 shots, which helped Florida State do something nobody thought they could, upset the Duke Blue Devils. Duke shot 31% from the floor, which ultimately killed them in the end. Anytime you shoot 35 three pointers in a game, it is not a good sign. More than half of Duke's field goal attempts were three pointers, which doesn't bode well for an offense.
We will have a new number 1 next week (probably Ohio State), but Duke will be just fine and will figure things out after two straight rough games.