Now the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils, fresh off a 118-84 shellacking of No. 2 Kentucky last Tuesday night, have to come down to earth and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead. "So our identity is going to be found out later".
Tommy Funk's 3-pointer with four seconds to play secured the win for Army - its first in a season opener under third-year coach Jimmy Allen. He went 9-for-10 from the field in the opening 20 minutes and scored 21 points.
"They're smarter than that", Bolden said. "They're a talented group, obviously as everyone saw".
It's the best hypothetical question in sports: Could (insert dominant college team) beat (insert woeful professional team) if they played?
Sure, the three most hyped Duke basketball freshmen again put up impressive stat lines - Zion Williamson, R.J.More news: Ilhan Omar becomes first Somali-American in Congress
The score may not show it, but Duke did have some difficulties.
One would surmise that Zion Williamson will have the same path as James and be a lethal driver in his early days and then develop a consistent outside game over time.
After a dismantling of the number two team in the country, who were the Kentucky Wildcats.
There was a question as he arrived at Duke over where he would play and exactly what role he would fill, but through two games the answer has been, "wherever he wants and doing whatever he wants" because his athleticism is such that he can still dominate even against other strong athletes. But the Blue Devils know they can't have that kind of foul trouble every night and expect to keep winning.
Samir Sehic scored 19 points for Tulane (0-1), but took only four shots in the second half and missed all of them. But a new, more interesting hypothetical posed this week in the wake of Duke's dominant defeat of No. 2 Kentucky is this: Could Duke take down the Cleveland Cavaliers as now constituted? "We are trying to focus on defense and doing the little things right now".