Thursday, March 21, 2002
IU-Duke gets Sweet 16 going
The Associated Press
LEXINGTON Top-seeded Duke got more than its share of boos when taking the court at Rupp Arena for practice Wednesday for its South Regional semifinal against No.5 seed Indiana at 7:38p.m. today.
Kentucky fans have loathed the Blue Devils ever since Christian Laettner's game-winning shot knocked the Wildcats out of the NCAA Tournament in the 1992 East Regional final.
I don't think the game will be decided by what happens in the stands, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. I do see these "K' flags all over, and I thought it was a welcome for me.
Following Duke-Indiana, No.3 Pitt will take on No.10 Kent State.
In the West Regional today, No.2 Oklahoma will meet No.3 Arizona at 7:55 at San Jose, Calif., and No.8 UCLA will face No.12 Missouri at 10:25.
The Hoosiers aren't exactly liked in Kentucky either. Indiana coach Mike Davis was quoted earlier in the season as saying he hated Kentucky. Davis backpedaled Wednesday.
I apologize if I've ever said anything to offend any Kentucky fans. I even let my little boy wear blue sometimes. I am hoping they cheer for us. We need all the help we can get.
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