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Duke is making jumpers, which is good for Duke

Posted on: March 22, 2008 2:36 pm
 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala -- Duke is hitting its 3-point attempts early against West Virginia, and that's the biggest difference between the Blue Devils that nearly won the ACC regular-season title and the Blue Devils that nearly lost to Belmont in the first round of the NCAA tournament. I realize that sounds simple, but it's arguable no elite team relies on its ability to make jumpers to be successful more than Duke.

Why?

Because contrary to what a roster full of McDonald's All-Americans might suggest, Duke is not the type of team that overwhelms opponents with talent and athleticism the way a North Carolina or Kansas or Memphis does. For Duke to be great it needs to make jumpers and really defend, and anything short of that could have the Blue Devils struggling with anybody.

And by anybody, I mean Belmont.
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Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: March 22, 2008 3:36 pm
 

Duke is making jumpers, which is good for Duke

I don't know...Watching Duke in the second half, they have had a few three's scored on them and they look they might be against the ropes a little bit right now. Dare I say it but...could the great Blue Devils of Duke, coached by the great Coach K be...overrated?


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