DURHAM, N.C. "On the eve of Duke's clash with Virginia on Saturday night, Mike Krzyzewski left him open enough to lift the hope that the right defender could play. The coach of the Blue Devils then admitted that Jones, with his shoulder away, was not close.
"He would not play," said Krsishevski after winning Virginia. "We made this decision [Friday]and he still does not have enough movement."
Jones hardly managed to chase a free ball against Syracuse on Monday and was initially afraid of a broken bone. Instead, the X-rays showed a split relationship between AC, for which Duke hoped not to keep the freshman's guards for an extended period of time. standing and applauding for most of the second half but noticeably absent on the pitch, where the Blue Devils had only six assists in 26 shots (53 per cent with Jones on the floor this season) and had to make significant defense adjustments.
The victory was a great benefit to Blue Devils, which looked a lot different than Jones did in the second half against Syracuse just a few days earlier.
"Our game plan was to get out here and play hard, move the ball and this game was for Tre," said Sion Williamson. "He was our leader, he was out. You know we've done everything for the Tre. "
Whether these dynamic changes to Duke's journey to Pitt on Tuesday remain an open question, and Krishhevsky said he was in no hurry to offer
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