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2018-19 LCPT Semifinals: The Duke Comeback vs. Brian VanGorder

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Only one can advance.

Only one can move on to the least cool finals.

THE DUKE COMEBACK

Duke v Louisville Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

HOW THEY GOT HERE:

—Defeated Minnesota’s Three-Point Shooting 77%-23% in the quarterfinals.

RAP SHEET:

—On Feb. 12, then 16th-ranked Louisville led No. 2 Duke 59-36 with just 9:58 to play ... at home. After an almost unbelievable sequence of events, the Cardinals would lose the game, 71-69.

—Louisville had nine turnovers over the game’s final nine minutes, and fouled Duke seven times.

—The Cardinals never looked the same after the defeat, ultimately losing eight of their final 11 games.

VS.

BRIAN VANGORDER

HOW THEY GOT HERE:

—Defeated Ken Langford 61%-39% in the quarterfinals.

RAP SHEET:

—First year defensive coordinator who oversaw the worst Louisville defense of all-time and one of the worst defenses in the history of Power Five conference football.

—In the 100th year of U of L football, the 2018 Cardinal defense set school records for points allowed, yards allowed, and average yards per play allowed (6.88).

—Under Vangorder, Louisville became the first Power Five conference team in history to allow 50 or more points in five consecutive games.

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Poll

Who was less cool in 2018-19?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    The Duke Comeback
    (384 votes)
  • 50%
    Brian VanGorder
    (388 votes)
772 votes total Vote Now