Can Duke Spook Teams in the NCAA Tournament?
Mike Krzyzewski and The Duke Blue Devils (3rd seed) are awaiting their journey to the NCAA tournament. With conference tournaments just two weeks away, the end of the regular season is quickly approaching. They have a lot of people looking at them to see what they are capable of doing this season.
USA Today writes “Duke Blue Devils are a top 3 team in the March Madness Bracket Predictions with an overall of 24-3 record and they are 10-4 in their conference. The Blue Devils are ranked No.6 in the AP Poll and in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke is 106-29 all-time when ranked No.6 in the AP Poll. The Blue Devils have been ranked in the AP Top 10 for 109 consecutive weeks. Duke has been ranked in the Top 5 for 13 straight weeks prior to this week’s No.6 ranking.”
The team’s star big man, Ryan Kelly’s importance to Duke cannot be left out of the above equation. Kelly has been on the bench watching with a foot injury knowing deep down what’s coming ahead next month, and since then the team has lost three times without him showing how dominant this team can be with him. After going 15-0 to start the season, the Blue Devils lost their first game without Kelly, and it made fans a little nervous about what this means for the following games. I guess it means someone has to step their game up and star seniors Seth Curry and Mason Plumlee have been the chosen ones to do so. These two have been holding the team up the best they can by averaging 34.6 points per game; they are the team’s leading scorers and will continue to lead their team entering March Madness with a chance to win NCAA Championship.
Mike Krzyzewski, being one of the best college basketball coaches there is, has a game plan for March Madness. His great resume and outstanding achievements prove that he knows his basketball. For some, turning down a 5-year 40 million dollar contract offered by the Los Angeles Lakers so he could stay at Duke, shows how much he is committed to the Duke organization and he loves it there. It also shows he wants to make the Duke Blue Devils a force to be reckoned within the next decade.
Basketball fans and alumni of Duke University support your team in doing the best they are capable of and hope they go after that National Championship waiting for them.
– Jamal Carr