If the Blue Devils are to survive the fourth-highest scoring offense in the ACC, they are going to need Goldwire to limit their productivity and efficiency.
During his short time in Durham, Cassius Stanley dazzled Blue Devil fans with his jaw-dropping athleticism and highlight-reel dunks. Now, he'll have a chance to show off that flair for the spectacular on NBA All-Star weekend.
This recent stretch of improved play has put Duke right back into the conversation for the NCAA tournament, and its next test comes Saturday against Louisville.
The 70-65 loss for the Blue Devils can largely be attributed to foul trouble, poor rebounding and missed opportunities, but Duke has made significant improvements in all three of those areas since the first matchup.
While Coach K’s Duke team faces an uncertain future, his former protégés are succeeding in the NBA like never before.
Several former Blue Devils have had an impressive first half in the 2020-21 season.
While it is best not to put too much stock into a win over a mid-tier team such as the Orange, it is hard not to be excited about Duke’s resurgence after another stellar outing Monday night.
Brakefield displayed the ability to score in bursts with a quick seven-point first half run and an impressive level of defensive versatility, a quality extremely valuable to Duke’s style of play this season.
Williams set career highs in the N.C. State game, with 13 points, five blocks, and 27 minutes. He has totaled 22 blocked shots thus far, eighth in the ACC and 14th among NCAA freshmen this season.
At 9-8, the Blue Devils desperately need this win for two reasons: first, they are on thin-ice as it is and cannot afford another loss, and second, this may be their only remaining chance at a top-25 win in the regular season.
On Saturday, Duke men’s basketball faces the team that will likely be its toughest test for the remainder of the regular season—Virginia.
Duke's 84-60 statement victory over the Demon Deacons can be credited to energy and aggression from the jump.
This upcoming game is a perfect chance for an offensive frenzy.
The Minnesota native must establish an early rhythm and avoid foul trouble to put Duke in the best position to win.
For those who have already given up on the hopes for a sixth championship this season, next year’s team should open some eyes.
Saturday’s performance was certainly not a negative, but beating a mediocre N.C. State is only par for the course.