Found January 12, 2013 on
Run the Floor:
According to Ken Pomeroy, Duke has a 13.6% chance of running the table in the regular season. There are only three games in which they have less than an 80% chance of winning. At Miami (68%), at Virginia (78%), and today's game at NC State (79%). If they win today their odds jump to 17%.
Here are the three keys to the game:
1. Can Mason Plumlee get to the rim?
Plumlee is having a Player of the Year type season, averaging 17.7 points and 11.4 boards. He draws almost 7 fouls per 40 minutes and he making 66% of his free throws. He's a beast on the offensive glass and in transition. But one area where he still doesn't look like a senior is with his back to the basket. He's just not that gifted of a post player, and many teams opt not to double him. 31% of his shots have come away from the rim, and he's only made 32% of them. It's not like these are all 17' jumpers either. The vast majority are post moves which often go awry. If he gets to the rim ...
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Mark EvansMason Plumlee will look to lead Duke this weekend.credit: indyprosports.com
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