Duke, the #1 college basketball team in the country, got the brakes beat off of them last night by conference foe Miami.
During the second half of one of the Blue Devils most lop-sided defeats in school history, Miami seized the opportunity to take a dig at the perennial hoops powerhouse by mocking their defensive floor slapping gesture; and none other than former NFL player Warren Sapp gave them the idea.
Here’s what Miami sophomore Shane Larkin told the Sun-Sentinel happened while he was shooting free throws.
“I just heard somebody scream my name,” he said. “It was Warren Sapp. He was like ‘slap the floor on D.”
It worked, too.
“I think we got the stop,” he said with a smile.
Duke deserved every bit of the mocking they got last night. Props to Miami for a great game, but I’m sure Duke took note of that for their next meeting at Cameron Indoor.