I thought McCollum did as well as anyone at keeping Austin out of the lane. This was one of the few games that I didn't think Rivers got by his man one-on-one whenever he wanted. I thought Lehigh also followed the plan that VT and FSU used, which was to double team the ball-handler off the high pick and roll from the wing. Without Ryan to make defenses pay for that gamble, and without looking to get the ball to the cutting big to the hoop, or moving the ball to the open person, Duke struggled against that defensive adjustment.
“Those two kids, they’re champions,” Krzyzewski said of his senior leaders. “They’re trying to teach the other kids how to become that, and it’s a long road to become that.”