He may not be one of Duke's stars, but senior guard Matt Jones will be a key player for the Blue Devils
Duke senior forward Amile Jefferson was officially cleared to play one more year after suffering a foot injury in 2015-16.
Duke's national championship hopes could rest on the right foot of its senior, Amile Jefferson. And those hopes aren't getting more optimistic by the day.
Duke sophomore Grayson Allen and freshman Brandon Ingram combined for 53 points in the Blue Devils' 88-78 win at NC State on Saturday.
Only four of the last eight defending champions have made the NCAA Tournament. Duke plays at NC State on Saturday hoping to end a three-game losing streak and reverse their trajectory back to the Big Dance.
For the first time since Februray of 2007, No. 20 Duke has lost three consecutive games. And in what would have been a pretty shocking development in the preseason, that's also going to make them unranked in the AP poll for the first time since that stretch.
Mike Brey has won four of his last five games against Mike Krzyzewski.
Duke has had to adjust to life without Amile Jefferson, its most experienced big man, because of a foot injury that has him out indefinitely.
Duke forward Amile Jefferson will be out indefinitely after suffering a foot injury.
Grayson Allen led Duke to a 86-84 win over Georgetown in the 2K Classic Championship.

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