Posted January 11, 2013 on
Senior center Mason Plumlee has led Duke to the No. 1 ranking in college basketball. Here is a preview of the Blue Devils.
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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?
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Mark EvansMason Plumlee will look to lead Duke this weekend.credit: indyprosports.com
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