What was Duke's record last season Paul? A losing record?Did Kentucky play in the NIT the year we lost to Laettner? No.
Although Laettner acknowledged stepping on Timberlake's chest on purpose after getting fouled going up for a layup, the ex-Duke star explained he did it in retaliation for a play that happened the previous possession. Kentucky's Richie Farmer apparently had shoved Laettner face first into the basket stanchion on the other end of the floor, but at the time Laettner thought it was Timberlake who had delivered the push.
"I made a mistake and I thought it was Timberlake, so when Timberlake was underneath me 30 seconds later or a minute later, I had a bad reaction," Laettner said. "It was just from the emotion of the game. There was maybe too much adrenaline flowing, but it was a big mistake."