We played Duke OOC basically every year from 1999-2019 let's not act like Cragg split the atom here.
See #2. Duke themselves said they were reducing the number of major OOC opponents after the ACC went to 20 games. Their schedule is already packed which is one reason they eliminated St. John's. They already play at MSG every year (this year vs Baylor), they don't need us. Getting them back on our schedule is a very big deal and much tougher now than in the past.
Again, I acknowledged that this still may have gotten done without Cragg. He does deserve at least some credit though, that's all.