Nebraska's Terran Petteway torched Duke for 23 points to show how he finished the 2014 season dominating top 10 schools like Michigan State and Wisconsin to give the Cornhuskers 10 of 12 wins to close the regular season with their only NCAA bid of the century.
The Cornhuskers did not have any NBA players that year, and Duke had eight - behind only 1991 UNC and Duke
|Nebraska 2014||Pts||Reb||Stl||Blk||Fouls||Pos||Ht||Actual 2014 Stats|
|Tai Webster||2||1||2||0||3||1-PG||6'4||3.9 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 2.0 Ast|
|Ray Gallegos||8||4||3||0||2||2-SG||6'2||7.3 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 1.4 Ast|
|Terran Petteway||23||4||1||1||4||3-SF||6'6||18.1 Pts, 4.8 Reb, 1.6 Ast|
|Shavon Shields||10||6||0||0||4||4-PF||6'7||12.8 Pts, 5.8 Reb, 1.6 Ast|
|Walter Pitchford||9||6||0||2||2||5-C||6'10||9.3 Pts, 4.7 Reb, 0.5 Ast|
|Benny Parker||8||2||2||3||1||1-PG||5'9||2.4 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 0.9 Ast|
|Deverell Biggs||2||1||0||0||1||2-SG||6'1||9.9 Pts, 3.3 Reb, 1.5 Ast|
|David Rivers||6||2||0||0||1||3-SF||6'7||3.0 Pts, 2.9 Reb, 0.4 Ast|
|Nathan Hawkins||2||1||0||0||1||4-PF||6'5||1.4 Pts, 0.9 Reb, 0.3 Ast|
|Leslee Smith||2||4||1||2||2||5-C||6'8||5.4 Pts, 4.8 Reb, 0.4 Ast|
|11 Neb Turnovers||72||31||9||8||21|
|Duke 2015||Pts||Reb||Stl||Blk||Fouls||Pos||Ht||Actual 2015 Stats|
|Tyus Jones||16||2||1||0||1||1-PG||6'1||11.8 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 5.6 Ast|
|Quinn Cook||12||1||3||0||2||2-SG||6'2||15.3 Pts, 3.4 Reb, 2.6 Ast|
|Justise Winslow||12||13||2||1||2||3-SF||6'6||12.6 Pts, 6.5 Reb, 2.1 Ast|
|Jahlil Okafor||10||7||3||1||4||4-PF||6'11||17.3 Pts, 8.5 Reb, 1.3 Ast|
|Amile Jefferson||8||3||2||1||1||5-C||6'9||6.1 Pts, 5.8 Reb, 0.8 Ast|
|Rasheed Sulaimon||2||1||0||0||1||1-PG||6'5||7.5 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 1.8 Ast|
|Matt Jones||2||2||0||0||3||2-SG||6'5||6.0 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 1.0 Ast|
|Grayson Allen||9||2||0||0||1||3-SF||6'4||4.4 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 0.4 Ast|
|Marshall Plumlee||2||4||0||0||1||4-PF||7'0||2.2 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 0.3 Ast|
|Semi Ojeleye||2||1||0||0||1||5-C||6'8||3.0 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 0.2 Ast|
|11 Duke Steals||75||36||11||3||17|
Petteway tied the score 67-67 with six possessions to play in the Value Add Basketball Game after 3-point specialist Ray Gallegos (1-5 on the 20-sided die is a made 3-pointer) his a 3-pointer the previous possession. With two possessions left, Nebraska changed strategy to play for a 3-pointer, which means shooters add a 3-pointer for every 2-pointer made they can turn to a 2-pointer missed as long as they do not more than double the 3-pointers made. On the 20-sided die, Gallegos normally hits a 3-pointer on a 1-5, and a 2-pointer on a 6-7 - so with this strategy a 1-6 was a made 3-pointer and a 7 turned into a missed show. The ball came to him on a 2 roll (shooting guard) on the 8-sided dice and he drained the clutch shot on a "6" to pull Nebraska to within 70-73, and they got it to him for one last shot on the final roll of the game, but it fell short for a 72-75 loss.
Justise Winslow grabbed his 13th rebound of the game and Duke escaped to our second round. They were saved by 13-13 from the line from their two guards - Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook, both of whom make free throws on a 20-sided die roll of 1-18. Trailing 73-72, Nebraska had to use the "turnover or foul" strategy on the after cutting the lead to 73-72 to create and extra possession below the diagonal line on the final possession to get the ball back.
When this strategy is used, the 20-sided die is not used since a shot will not happen. The 8-sided die still determines who gets the ball, and then if the two six-sided die (11-66 roll) come up as a turnover in the 41-46 range, or as a steal in the 11-16 range or 31, then there is a turnover but on any other roll the player who got the ball gets two free throws. Jones had already gone 9 of 9, but this intentional foul put Cook at the line to hit the final two to make it 75-72 and make that the final when Winslow grabbed his 13th rebound of the game at the other end.
Duke did drop to 53rd in our rankings which drops them below Rutgers 1976 to make them the 3rd seed for the next round as of now, but other teams who still need to play their first round game can still move up with a win if Alabama 2023 beats last year's Creighton team, Duke's 2022 team beat Murray State, or Larry Bird's 1979 Indiana State team beats Central Florida.
Here is box from the game and below that the top 11 seeds for the second round if the first round ended today (the 12th through 21st seeds will then play in against each other to determine which five winners of a second game advance to the Sweet 16 against the top 11 seeds after one round of play.
19 UConn 2023 still to play St. Peter’s 2019
43 Rutgers - 1976 - Phil Sellers
53 Duke – 2015 – Justise Winslow
60 Gonzaga - 2023 - Drew Timme
61 Kansas - 2022 - Ochai Agbaji
68 Houston 2023 vs Princeton
69 Marquette - 2023 - Tyler Kolek
75 Alabama 2023 vs Creighton 2023
84 Duke 2022 vs. Murray State 2019
85 Marquette - 1994 - Jim McIlvaine
86 Indiana State and Larry Bird 1979 vs Central Florida 2019