While Duke had a significant height advantage, Connecticut had more rebounds and blocked shots in beating the Blue Devils for the eighth straight time.
We want to believe this season's UConn-Duke matchup will be different. The Blue Devils have the talent to compete with the nation's No. 1 team. But the recent history of this series mocks our hope.
After looking like it belonged on the court in the first half, Duke looked like it didn't want to be there in the second half as Kelly Faris and Connecticut took control and cruised to victory.
UConn is supposed to be short on depth and perhaps suspect inside. But previously unbeaten Duke found out Monday that all bets are off when a team plays in near-perfect harmony on both ends of the court.
Duke is off to a 20-0 start. But for continued success, the Blue Devils' seniors know their freshmen teammates must continue to make an impact.