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Duke's Players Just Did The Floor Slap While Playing Zone Defense

Duke's players slap the floor while playing a zone against Syracuse.

The Duke-Syracuse Sweet 16 game has been a pretty tight one, but the Blue Devils did start to pull away a bit toward the end of the first half.

After 20 minutes of play, Coach K's squad leads, 34-27, with a trip to the Elite Eight on the line.

Late in the first half, Duke's players brought out the floor slap. They appeared to do so with Coach K's encouragement.

The floor slapping, though, came with Duke playing zone defense.

That's kind of lame, right? If you're going to slap the floor, which is basically a taunting of your opponent, at least do it while trying to lock them up playing man-to-man.

Here it was:

Of course, this is not sitting well with many.

Even former Duke star Grant Hill questioned if the floor slapping should be brought out in a zone defense.

Alas, they did it.

The second half should begin momentarily on CBS.