Sean Stewart (13) floats a ball over N.C. State big man DJ Burns Jr. (30) during Duke's Monday night win.

'You're not gonna take away everything': DJ Burns Jr., Sean Stewart and No. 9 Duke's big-man bet against NC State

One criticism of the Blue Devils this season despite their status as a potential ACC regular-season champion and NCAA tournament No. 2-seed has been their relative inability to lock down opposing bigs. There’s some truth in that, to be sure, but it’s perhaps more intentional than many will give Scheyer and his team credit for.