Duke is no longer in the men’s NCAA tournament but one of the Blue Devils’ top players had one of the best moments of the night during Thursday’s Sweet 16 games.
Kyle Filipowski saw something from the Tennessee-FAU game that reminded him of a moment from Duke’s second-round loss to the Vols—Uroš Plavšić sending an opponent to the ground with a vicious hit.
After a brief review of the play the refs gave Plavšić a flagrant foul and FAU went on a run that ended with them winning the game and sending Tennessee home.
Filipowski had a very good take on that dirty play:
He was indeed speaking from experience:
Was that a bit of flop? Maybe. But he still took a pretty strong elbow to the chest from Plavšić.
Either way, both players are now watching the rest of the tournament from home.