7:16 PM ET, March 24, 2009
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Joanne P. McCallie squatted on the sideline, staring in disbelief as her top-seeded Duke Blue Devils fell apart in an arena where she was once adored.Michigan State fans came to boo their former coach.
Voepel: System Is Flawed
Duke has had its ups and downs and didn't play its best in Tuesday's upset. But a flawed system that put a top seed on its opponent's home court in the second round didn't help, either, writes Mechelle Voepel. Story
• Duke became just the seventh No. 1 seed in tournament history to miss the Sweet 16 and first since Ohio State in 2006.
• The Spartans are just the third No. 9 seed to reach the Sweet 16 and the first since both Arkansas and Notre Dame did it in 1998.
• Duke didn't make a field goal in the final 7:32, with Michigan State outscoring them 16-2 in that stretch.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-58 (.397)||18-67 (.269)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-20 (.250)||6-20 (.300)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-17 (.706)||7-12 (.583)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||12 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|