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NCAA Basketball Tournament - West Regional - Duke v Oregon
ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 24: David Robinson talks with Kobe Bryant at halftime in the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament West Regional at the Honda Center on March 24, 2016 in Anaheim, California.
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

One of the most iconic games in Duke history was the 1986 clash between a rising Duke program and Navy’s out-of-nowhere star David Robinson.

Robinson left high school as a 6-6 nobody, was 6-9 as a freshman and a 7-0 wrecking ball as a sophomore.

He topped out at 7-1 and went on to a Hall of Fame career with the San Antonio Spurs.

Duke had a deeper team though, with a lot more talent. As you’ll see here, Robinson gave the Blue Devils fits inside before Duke took over, winning 71-50.

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