No. 1 knocked off (again)

Maryland v Duke
Ding-dong, the Blue Devils are dead.

Man, is this blog getting all religious up in here or am I just going nuts on the idea of Catholic universities with Demons and Devils as their mascots? I must be the only one in the world that finds that odd.

Anyway, No. 4 Wake Forest knocked off No. 1 Duke on a shot in the low-post by a guy not named Jeff Teague.

Seriously, the guy is off the hook.

He's averaged 21.5 points per game including 34 against North Carolina and six other games in which he scored at least 24 points. Absolute stud.

But did you know he was some fatherly advice away from being a Saluki.

Jeff Goodman dropped this nugget on the world a few weeks ago and I've sat on it hoping for the right moment:

Imagine Jeff Teague playing at Southern Illinois. It nearly happened.

"Teague was one of those late-bloomers. There were always one or two guys that came out of nowhere at the ABCD Camp in New Jersey – and Teague was one of those guys a few years back.

'I was about to commit to Southern Illinois before ABCD Camp,' Teague said. 'But my dad talked to me about it and convinced me to wait.'

Goodman goes on to say, "I’m not sure I’d go as far as to say he’s the best guard in America, but he’s certainly put himself in the conversation along with Stephen Curry and James Harden."

The idea of Teague in Saluki maroon makes my heart flutter and eyes tear up a little.

Imagine Teague, Mullins, Dillard, Hare and Bocot. I'd run a five-guard offense for the heck of it and dare my Missouri Valley Conference foes to stop all five of them at once.