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We are far away from March Madness, but the Duke Blue Devils are sure making their case as America’s most dominant team in college hoops these days.
After taking care of the fourth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in Durham on Wednesday (73-68), they have now defeated three teams ranked inside the top 5 at the time they played them.
How is that even possible, the season just started!?
Well, Coach K loves playing the best of the best like Bobby Bowden of Florida State always would to gear them up to become great when it matters most and this is the same instance here.
The Blue Devils are in a solid ACC conference this season with NC State and North Carolina still likely remaining as top 20 contenders throughout the season, but none even around the country seem to have the senior leadership that the Dukies possess right now.
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DURHAM, NC -- Mason Plumlee is having fun these days.
The 6-foot-10 Duke center has always enjoyed playing basketball, but his final season in college recently began, and the Blue Devils have easily collected the most impressive victories of the young season to date. And Plumlee is ecstatic.
In the last two weeks, Duke has beaten two No. 2 teams in Kentucky and Louisville on neutral...
Duke Blue Devils forward Mason Plumlee threw down a monster one-handed slam on an alley-oop pass from teammate Quinn Cook during the second half of Wednesday night's college basketball game against Ohio State.
Plumlee led Duke with 21 points and 17 rebounds to carry the Blue Devils to a 73-68 win over the Buckeyes.
Video via ACCDigitalNetwork. H/T Dagger.
(Credit: Jon Gardiner, Duke Photography)
Seth Curry led Duke with 2.4 assists per game last season. That’s a pretty modest average to lead any college team. For a team often called Point Guard U, that almost defies comprehension. That’s the lowest average to lead Duke in, well, forever, or at least since assists became an official stat.
That’s not a knock on Curry, a...
In the midst of a November to remember I’m urging Duke Basketball fans to take a deep breath and use just a modicum of caution when it comes to assuming that the Blue Devils are the best team in the land.
Duke has proven to be a very good team early this season but that guarantees nothing long term.
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Mike Krzyzewski is very proud of his team's effort over the last few weeks. Duke has three wins over top 5 programs.