That 2009 loss was Duke's first in the Challenge's 11 year history, and saw the Badgers build a double-figure lead for most of the second half before a furious Blue Devil rally cut it to 70-69 with 5.7 seconds remaining thanks to a barrage of Andre Dawkins three pointers. Kyle Singler added a career high 28 points and hit 10-of-17 from the field. But the rest of his teammates combined to shoot just 39 percent from the floor including then Duke guard Jon Scheyer (now an assistant coach) who finished just 2-of-7.
Things don't project to be much easier this time around as Wisconsin is considered a preseason top five squad by most every media outlet, returning much of the team that went to the Final Four this season. In addition, the Badgers have been nearly unbeatable at home under head coach Bo Ryan, winning 195 of 215 contests in Ryan's tenure.