Duke Missing Amile Jefferson More Than Coach K After Loss to Florida State

Posted by Brian Pedersen on January-11-2017 Add Comments

The loss wasn't a certainty until Tuesday night, but the groundwork for Duke's 88-72 defeat at Florida State was laid a few days earlier when its best interior defender limped off the court.

Since Amile Jefferson suffered a bone bruise to his right foot—the same one he broke in December 2015, causing him to miss the rest of last season—late in the first half Saturday against Boston College, it's been a major balancing act for the Blue Devils to play any sort of serviceable defense while maintaining their usual offensive efficiency.

It caused the BC game to go from a laugher to stressful down the stretch and made the al...

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