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Duke Basketball

January 30, 1906 — February 3, 2024

Durham, NC

We gather here to mourn the loss of the Duke Blue Devils' basketball team, which met its untimely demise on a fateful evening against the formidable University of North Carolina Tar Heels. Duke Basketball was beloved by many, a beacon of hope and excellence in collegiate basketball, celebrated for its vibrancy and the joy it brought to fans far and wide.

Born in the heat of competition, the Blue Devils thrived under the bright lights of the court, bringing together a team of remarkable talent and determination. It was nurtured by the passionate cheers of supporters, the strategic mind of Coach Jon Scheyer, and the unwavering spirit of players who dared to dream of invincibility.

Duke was known for its dazzling displays of athleticism, strategic prowess, and the ability to unite fans in a shared belief in the extraordinary. It was a source of pride for Duke University, embodying the highest ideals of sportsmanship and the relentless pursuit of greatness.

Tragically, Duke's journey was halted by the North Carolina Tar Heels, a team with a hunger and thirst to be the best, led by the indomitable Armando Bacot and Harrison Ingram. On that unforgettable night, the Tar Heels displayed a masterful performance of skill, strength, and unity, overshadowing the Blue Devils with a final score of 93-84.

In the wake of this loss, the Duke Blue Devils' leave behind a legacy of excellence, resilience, and the unforgettable thrill of victory. They will be remembered for their ability to inspire and captivate, to challenge and exceed limits, and for the dreams they dared to chase.

As we bid farewell to this team, we take comfort in the memories of triumphs past and the lessons learned in defeat. The spirit of the streak will live on in the hearts of players and fans alike, a timeless reminder of what it means to strive, to overcome, and to aspire to greatness.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that fans continue to support the Duke Blue Devils with unwavering passion and loyalty, as the team embarks on a new journey to build future legacies.

Rest in peace, Duke. Your memory will forever be etched in the annals of basketball history, a testament to the enduring spirit of competition and the unbreakable bond between a team and its faithful followers.

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