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LCPT Quarterfinals: The Duke comeback vs. Minnesota’s 3-point shooting

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The quest for ultimate uncoolness begins.

Duke v Louisville Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Let’s dive into the uncool.

THE DUKE COMEBACK

Duke v Louisville Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

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.

MINNESOTA’S THREE-POINT SHOOTING

Minnesota v Louisville Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

RAP SHEET:

—Entering the 2019 NCAA tournament, Minnesota ranked 350th out of 353 Division-I teams in made three-pointers, averaging just over four per game. The Golden Gophers made 11 of 27 attempts from beyond the arc in their 86-76 first round win over Louisville.

—In their 20-point loss to Michigan State in the second round, Minnesota went 2-for-22 from three.

We’re switching things up a little this year and taking the combined vote total from the site and from Twitter to determine the winner. The voting window is still 24 hours.

Poll

Who was less cool in 2018-19?

This poll is closed

  • 77%
    The Duke Comeback
    (705 votes)
  • 22%
    Minnesota’s Three-Point Shooting
    (210 votes)
915 votes total Vote Now