Duke may be a 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament, but the Blue Devils are arguably the most talented team in the country and are playing their best ball as of late. As a result, Bleacher Report named Duke its No. 1 remaining team in the Sweet 16.
Here’s what author Kerry Miller said about the Blue Devils.
How They’ve Looked: Unstoppable. Duke’s offense hit a few snags late in the season. The Blue Devils were held below 70 points in three of their final five games before the NCAA tournament began. But they are back to looking like the team that averaged 91.7 points through the first 20 games, scoring at least 81 in all but one game during that stretch of more than two months. They dropped 89 on Iona before going for 87 against Rhode Island, shooting 45.1 percent from three-point range.
Syracuse, Duke’s Sweet 16 opponent, is ranked last. Crazier things have happened in this NCAA Tournament, but the Blue Devils have a clear path to the Elite Eight as long as they play to their talent level.
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