The Duke careers of Ryan Kelly and Mason Plumlee ended at the same site of their greatest team accomplishment.
They couldn't duplicate it.
The freshmen on the Blue Devils' most recent national championship team in 2010 saw their final season end two steps shy of that goal.
Instead, their time at Duke concluded in the same domed football stadium in Indianapolis where three years earlier they cut down the nets while celebrating the program's fourth national title.
They were knocked out of the NCAA tournament by a tenacious and motivated top-seeded Louisville team 85-63 in the Midwest Regional final — Duke's first loss in the round of eight since 1998.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski calls Plumlee, Kelly and Seth Curry "the epitome of Duke basketball seniors."