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DBR Podcast Episode #273 - Three Losses in a Row for Duke

A rarity for Duke but no one is asking for pity

NCAA Basketball: Duke at Louisville
Jan 23, 2021; Louisville, KY, USA; Duke Blue Devils guard Jordan Goldwire (14) controls the ball against the Louisville Cardinals during a NCAA basketball game at the KFC Yum! Center. 
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On this episode of the DBR Podcast, the Jason, Donald, and Sam are back to break down Duke’s third consecutive loss. We try to keep things hopeful as we work through what has been going wrong for the Blue Devils the last couple of weeks.

One of the interesting dynamics from this game was Lousville having fans in the KFC Yum! Center, which, despite rooting against Duke, may have given our guys some extra energy. Donald in particular is impressed with Duke’s energy throughout this game, particularly early, which has been a challenge for Duke so far this season.

Jason is impressed with Wendell Moore and Joey Baker, who both seem to be improving in little ways during conference play.

Sam is excited about Matthew Hurt, who continues to garner praise not just from partisans in Duke blue goggles but from the college basketball media writ large.

Before the break, we dive into the weird exchange between Coach K and the Duke Chronicle student reporter from the postgame press conference.

Looking ahead, the guys break down Duke’s upcoming matchup against Georgia Tech, a team on the rise in the ACC. We hope that Duke will be able to snap this losing streak Tuesday against the Yellow Jackets.

We wrap with a unanimous Player of the Week nomination and some more NCAA tournament scheduling news and speculation. Don’t forget to email the podcast at dbrpodcast at to have your words featured on the show.