Originally Posted by Jailblazers7
Self has gotten criticism about that throughout his time at Kansas. Duke isn't really stacked this year tho. They are a poorly composed team with zero inside presence. Coach K normally does a good job of capitalizing when he has a team capable of making a deep run.
LAST TEN YEARS (a lifetime in college basketball)
Nice resume if you are Syracuse or some other psuedo elite program. Not at Duke with the "GOAT of the modern era"
Worst Win Pct as Top-3 Seed Last 10 Seasons
Win Pct W-L
Duke .692 18-8
UConn .727 8-3
Ohio St .739 17-6
Memphis .765 13-4
*Minimum 10 Games
Per ESPN Stats & Info
In the last ten seasons, Duke has made the Final Four ONCE. In those ten seasons, they have been seeded 1st, 1st, 6th, 2nd, 2nd, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd.
Average seed: 2.1
Won-loss record in tournament: 18-9 (67%)
Going by seed (1st=final 4, 2nd = elite 8, etc):
Exceeded: 1 time
Met: 1 time
Fell short by 1 round: 2 times
Fell short by 2 or more rounds: 6 times
Slice it how you want, he's underachieved for the better of the last decade.
This roster had a hole in the post. It also had probably two lottery picks and arguably the best player in college basketball. They loss to Mercer in the first round. In terms of overall talent?
Parker = 3rd overall, 5 star
Ojeleye = 32nd overall, 5 star
Jones = 34th overall, 5 star
Sulaimon = 12th overall, 5 star
Jefferson = 21st overall, 5 star
Cook = 31st overall , 4 star
Hood = 27th overall, 5 star
Murphy = 49th overall, 4 star (reclassified late and was a 5 star in his other class, like top 20 I believe)
Plumlee = 61st overall, 4 star
Hairston, 32d overall, 4 star
Thornton, not listed, 3 star
Dawkins, not listed (probably because he reclassified really late), 4 star
Let's not act like that was Parker, Hood, and a bunch of scrubs.