We’ve talked periodically about how, just a couple of minutes into the 2001 title game, Billy Packer blurted out “looks like Duke’s getting all the calls tonight!”
Or words to that effect. His meaning was pretty clear.
He was said this after Arizona’s Jason Gardner went low and Duke’s Jason Williams landed on his hands, making a bridge over Gardner but not actually touching him. If Gardner had stood up it would have been a clear foul. But he didn’t.
We always paid attention to him because Duke had pursued him too and was on his list fairly late.