By Tracy Berman
January 21, 2000
Like most ACC basketball addicts, I've been waiting for the inevitable: Duke's downfall from the top of the ACC.
After starting the season with two losses, the close games that followed with Illinois, DePaul and Michigan and the parity in the ACC this year, I was certain that some Conference team, preferably Virginia, could knock off the Blue Devils in their first run through the league.
That opinion was confirmed by the fact that Duke was only favored to win the game against the Cavaliers by I was amazed that in all the ACC games this season, Duke has led by no more than five at the half and that even lowly Florida State managed to hold a halftime lead against the Blue Devils.
Wednesday night, when Duke faced N.C.