The freshman forward reminded everyone of that Saturday during the No. 2 seed Blue Devils' second-round game against No. 7 seed Rhode Island. Duke took care of business during its first-round matchup against Ioana, while the Rams pulled out a thrilling overtime win against Trae Young and Oklahoma.
Despite Matthews being the leading scorer in the First Round for Rhode Island, the Rams' leading scorer on the season was Jared Terrell at 17.0 points per game. His players just hope they're not his final days with Rhode Island.
Duke fans know that grit and toughness from Dan Hurley's brother and former Duke standout Bobby.
In the first round of the NCAA tournament, No. 5 seed Duke defeated 12th-seeded Belmont 72-58 Saturday at the Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga. The game will be televised on CBS Sports TV around 20-25 minutes after the conclusion of Alabama vs Villanova, and we've got the Duke vs Rhode Island live online streaming details ahead.
Custer's victor came two days after Donte Ingram's buzzer-beating 3 for Loyola, surely to the delight of Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the 98-year-old nun, team chaplain and primary booster watching from her wheelchair on a platform near the main TV cameras. The victory was the 1,098th of Krzyzewski's career, breaking a tie with late Tennessee women's coach Pat Summitt for the most wins by a basketball coach in NCAA history. Take the Blue Devils to win this game over Rhode Island.
As such, one of the Blue Devils' biggest strengths is their ability to create second and third chances.
Freshmen guards Gary Trent Jr. and Trevon Duval combined for 29 points and 11 assists for the Blue Devils. After Duke allowed an early 3-pointer after the break-Belmont's ninth of the game-the Bruins (31-4) made just two of their last 11 3-point attempts.
Junior Faith Suggs entered the lineup for the first time since January 4, when the Blue Devils lost to Louisville.