Found March 14, 2012 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
However Duke is trending as it enters the NCAA Tournament in recent years is usually a pretty solid barometer of how effective the Blue Devils will play once in college basketballs biggest party. Even some of Dukes recent ACC Tournament championship teams werent sparkling in winning that event, such as last season, and its eventual loss to Arizona in the Sweet 16 didnt surprise those who had closely followed the team. Other similar examples date back to 2007 and 2008, years the Devils never got out of the first weekend of the NCAAs, they were also seasons Duke didnt win the ACC Tournament. As Duke gets ready to take on Lehigh on Friday night in Greensboro, N.C., its a little more difficult to corral that trending meter to confidently gauge just what the Blue Devils will do over the next couple of weeks. On the surface, Duke appears to be in trouble. Ever since a win at Florida State a few weeks ago on a night the team finally looked like it had serious Final Four potential, the...
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