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"We let them get hot from behind the arc," Snaer said. "We let one of the best shooters on their team hit I don't know how many open looks. That's not our defense."
Florida State was just 4 of 15 from long range, 12 of 22 at the free throw line and shot 39.7 percent overall.
"We had just too many empty possessions," Hamilton said. "It's one game, we lost one game. We have to learn from it."
Florida State, which had won 10 of its last 11 games, was unbeaten in six previous conference home games while Duke bumped its road record in league play to 7-0.
"To win 24 games you have to be pretty good everywhere," Krzyzewski said.
The game was as important as any played by the Seminoles on their home court and with possibly the most buildup since 7-2 Artis Gilmore led an undefeated Jacksonville team into tiny Tully Gymnasium 42 years ago to face a Florida State squad led by Dave Cowens. The Seminoles, who finished 23-3 that season, won that game 89-83 while Jacksonville didn't lose again until meeting UCLA in the national championship game.
Florida State has road games at Miami and No. 25 Virginia before closing out the regular season at home on March 4 against Clemson.
Duke has Virginia Tech and Wake Forest remaining before its annual season finale against North Carolina.
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