Although Duke was playing far from daunting competition, the Blue Devils showcased a physical offense with weapons up and down the roster before they play Kansas in the season opener.
Duke has fared much better in its second exhibition game, up 67-28 against Fort Valley State at the half.
The Blue Zone breaks down three key factors as Duke looks to end the preseason on a high note.
Here are three questions to be answered in this weekend’s matchup between the Blue Devils and the Wildcats.
If the team is looking to lock-up with a backcourt of Tre Jones and Jordan Goldwire in late game scenarios, Wendell Moore not only adds to that defensive front, but also allows Duke to still have a capable scorer on the court.
DeLaurier's size and athleticism give him all the tools to be a solid defensive anchor, and his experience should make him a useful option late in games.
For senior captain Jack White to get a shot at a title, he'll have to fill his leadership and on-court roles.
The bright lights at Cameron Indoor Stadium dimmed the starlight of Duke's highly-touted freshman class.
Duke looked shaky in its opening exhibition game.
Duke's offense looked subpar in its first half of basketball for the year.
With a relatively underwhelming incoming recruiting class, O’Connell’s strong improvements could land him a starting spot–something he proved he could do last season by starting seven games.
Here are five questions to be answered in this weekend’s matchup between Duke and the Bearcats.
Stanley’s job will be providing an offensive spark that none of the other three Blue Devil guards are able to give.