So, the Mets lost their co-captains and senior stars within one week after suffering no serious injuries for the first six weeks of the season.
In the front row sat C. V. Whitney, 93 years old and still the senior star of the sport.
Soccer is like figure skating in the sense that junior stars often struggle to become senior stars as the game moves into fast-forward speed.
The Mets are expected to make substantial changes in the team this winter, and may even trade one or two of their senior stars.
"Dahntay played like the senior star he's developed into," Krzyzewski said.
"We lost two senior stars from last season," the coach said.
In 2003, with the four senior stars gone and freshmen playing vital roles, UConn won again.
The Huskies won their first two tournament games by an average of 58.5 points, even without their senior stars.
The Mets were also playing without their three senior stars.
The senior stars, who were hurt, aren't here.