‘We’re not accustomed to losing’

DURHAM, N.C. — Matthew Hurt put his hands over his head and walked off the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium with a dejected look on his face. 

It’s an expression that’s been a regular fixture on this Duke team and its hall of fame coach at an arena that’s traditionally been a fortress of dominance for decades.

The Blue Devils’ 93-89 loss to Notre Dame on Tuesday night, their fourth home loss this season, was just another in a series of disappointments that has led to a sub-.500 February record for the first time in 26 years – and with a third straight defeat, it’s almost a guarantee that they’ll be watching, not playing, in the NCAA Tournament this year

“We all hate losing,” said sophomore Wendell Moore, who scored a team-high 24 points in the loss. “At this point in our season, and coach says it all the time, we have no choice but to get better.”

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