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Nearly 3 Million People Tuned In For Duke’s Win Over Syracuse

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

A ton of people people tuned in Saturday night for Duke’s 75-65 victory over Syracuse.

According to a Tuesday report from TVByTheNumbers, just less than three million people watched Coach K’s squad get the win without Zion Williamson(RELATED: Jim Boeheim Will Coach Syracuse Against Duke After Fatal Car Accident)

The game was also the first for Syracuse since Jim Boeheim’s tragic car accident, which resulted in a man dying.

 

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Getting nearly three million viewers for a college basketball game on a Saturday is solid viewership for sure. Yet, I thought there might be even more, given the situations surrounding the game.

Boeheim was literally involved in a fatal car crash a few days earlier, and was right back on the sidelines.

If I had to guess for why the numbers weren’t a bit higher, Zion not playing probably had something to do with it.

He’s the biggest draw on the sport right now, and there isn’t a close second.

As I always say, it’s always a good sign for America whenever our basketball games are getting viewers. I’m glad to see the game between two ACC powerhouses got nearly three million viewers.

It’s a good time for the sport that we all love in America.