(THE BLAZE) — Ranked No. 2 in the East Regional of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, Duke headed into Sunday night’s game favored to advance to the next round.
But the Blue Devils — the college basketball team everyone loves to hate — couldn’t make it past the No. 7 University of South Carolina Gamecocks.
Duke’s 88-81 loss Sunday night that demolished everyone’s brackets has been blamed on a myriad of reasons — the hatred Duke has mustered from other teams, the number of turnovers by the Blue Devils, guard Luke Kennard’s less-than-stellar performance, and more.
But some Duke fans have placed the blame on someone outside of the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, and outside of the Duke University team.