‘It’s Embarrassing For Our Sport’: Duke Women’s Basketball Coach Kara Lawson Claims They Played With Men’s Ball At FSU

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Duke Blue Devils head coach Kara Lawson (who quite frankly sounds like a whiner who took an L to me) is claiming that her team, as well as the Florida State Seminoles, were playing with a men’s basketball during the first half of their game Jan. 29.

The Blue Devils, who are ranked No. 16 in the nation, took a 70-57 loss to the Noles in Tallahassee — resulting in the team’s second loss in the ACC this season. Duke played the Pittsburgh Panthers Feb. 2, getting a 53-44 win, and after the game in the press conference, that’s when she decided to speak out on the matter.

“This would never happen in a men’s game. This would never happen. It’s embarrassing for our sport,” Lawson said, according to the Associated Press.

Apparently, the circumference of a women’s basketball is around an inch smaller than that of a men’s basketball, and it’s also usually two ounces lighter.

“Let me be clear: Florida State beat us. They beat us playing with a men’s ball in the first half and a women’s ball in the second half. But I can’t say if we’d have played with a women’s ball in the first half and the second half that we would have won. But they can’t say that either,” Lawson said, in true loser fashion — and I say this as someone who is a fan of the Duke brand.

Lawson said that the Duke players were “complaining about the ball” throughout the first half, but I bet not as much as me when my editor made me write about women’s (bleeping) basketball.

I mean, for goodness sake, look at these numbers from the game.

Duke went 7-for-34 from the field in the first half, and wasn’t much better at 12-for-38 in the second. In total, they went 19-for-72. That’s 26%, dude. What the (bleep) is that? (RELATED: REPORT: Kyrie Irving Wants To Be Moved Out Of Brooklyn Ahead Of NBA Trade Deadline)

Florida State, same thing. They were 10-for-30 in the first half followed by a 14-for-31 showing in the second half. That’s 24-for-61 at 39%. GARBAGE!

This is why I don’t watch women’s basketball, this is absolute trash.