A quote from Raymond Felton:
“I should’ve took it, it was a mistake I made,” Felton said. “I was looking for Rashad on the other side of the screen, so I took it back out. He wasn’t open, and Sean wasn’t open on the slip. So the whole play just got terminated just like that.”
Thanks, Ray, for pointing out the obvious. You had the lane wide open for you to just past the free throw line. Adam Lucas, prolific Tar Heel sports writer, argues this defense: “Felton’s usual attack is to either shoot a three-pointer or drive all the way to the basket; he’s not as comfortable with the in-between game.” Well, that’s not good enough for me. Things aren’t always comfortable, but he was open and had a nice chance at the winning basket. McCant would’ve taken the selfish shot, but Felton just doesn’t think that way I guess. Lucas’ full column on the “8 seconds” can be found here if you’re interested.
I do hate it when I have to admit this sort of thing, but we honestly played like crap. Duke played what may very well be there best game of the season and came out with a one-point win over the Heels who arguable played their worst game of the year.