Duke defends wrong end of the court, gives up wide open layup to Louisville

Duke’s women’s basketball team had one of the strangest and silliest lapses seen in sports on Monday night.

Early in the third quarter, with Louisville leading 25-23, Louisville duped Duke into defending the wrong basket by lining up in the back-court.

When Louisville inbounded the ball, three of their own players and all five of Duke’s players were waiting in the back-court. They tossed in the ball and got a wide open layup, as the entire Duke defence was fooled into defending the wrong basket.


Even the announcers seemed confused after the fact. After a brief pause following the layup, the play-by-play announcer said, “And some confusion by the Blue Devils, defending the wrong end of the floor to begin the third quarter.”

Not the ideal start to 2017 for Duke.

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