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Thompson kept his angst in check in his postgame news conference, but it was obvious he was as disappointed by his team’s reaction to the suspect call as the call itself.

Wright and Sapp (a combined three points) struggled against the team’s highest-ranked nonconference opponent to date (Sapp opened guarding Henderson), and the Hoyas reacted to Cahill’s call with a series of defeatist possessions on the defensive end. All told, Duke shot 48.3 percent from the field, the highest allowed by the Hoyas since a 90-78 loss to Tennessee in the team’s fourth game of the season.