Here are three things we learned from Duke's 66-50 win over 7th-seeded Creighton on Sunday:
1. Duke needs a third star in every game, if it harbors serious dreams of another NCAA title
The Blue Devils may be highly ranked and well regarded in national circles, but there isn't a "vintage" quality to the club, either.
The legitimate worries with depth, scoring prowess and overall size were somewhat obscured against Creighton on Sunday ... thanks to the contributions of Mason Plumlee (10 points), Seth Curry (17 points) and enigmatic guard Rasheed Sulaimon (21 points).
But it still doesn't lessen the need for more offensive balance as the tourney presses on.
Basically, 19 of 49 shooting (39 percent) and nine total assists won't cut it against the likes of Michigan State, Louisville, Kansas or Indiana (all Sweet 16 entrants). But here's something that might: Six Duke players tallied between four and six rebounds against Creighton, which shot 30 percent for the night. (Ugh!)