Found January 14, 2013 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
So where does Duke go from here? The top-ranked team in the land a week ago, the Blue Devils now find themselves looking up in the ACC standings and without one of their best players, Ryan Kelly, for the foreseeable future. And while the Devils gave a warrior-like effort in Saturdays 84-76 loss at NC State, the absence of Kelly was obvious, especially late in the game when Duke needed to run fluid offensive sets. But not having Kelly also showed itself in other areas, in particular transition defense, and its quite obvious that by moving forward with Josh Hairston and Amile Jefferson replacing Kellys minutes and playing his forward spot Duke (15-1, 2-1 ACC) must change its approach. Hairston and Jefferson combined to post 18 points and nine rebounds Saturday, but the manner they got those numbers was quite different than how the 6-foot-10 Kelly (13.4 points, 5.4 rebounds per game) would have achieved such numbers. Amile and Josh played well, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said afte...

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