About that Duke chant: It didn’t happen

It’s all over the internet this morning that Duke students chanted “How’s your Grandma” at North Carolina State player Tyler Lewis, who recently lost his Grandmother.

But Laura Keeley, who covered Duke’s 98-85 win over the Wolfpack at Cameron Indoor Stadium for the Raleigh News and Observer, says the chant never happened.

She writes:

Speaking of the crowd in Cameron, there seems to be some confusion about a particular Cameron Crazies cheer—or should I say, an imaginary cheer—directed at Tyler Lewis. In the second half, when Lewis was at the free throw line, the students chanted, “past your bedtime.”

I’d suspect that’s because Lewis, a freshman, is a shorter guy, listed at 5-11. And hey, when you’re already young and standing next to people about a foot taller than you, you can look childlike.

I actually sent out a Tweet when this happened. Check the time stamp.

For reasons unknown, though, some Internet folks have decided that the Crazies were really saying, “How’s your Grandma?” in reference to Lewis’ grandmother that died last week. That’s just false.

There was no such chant.

USA Today has a video in which you can hear a chant, but the wording of the chant is inconclusive at best.

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