Duke Basketball: Trends over the Blue Devils’ First 5 ACC Games

Posted by Dantzler Smith on January-21-2014 Add Comments

Five games into the conference season, Duke is 3–2 in the ACC. The mediocre start has created a myriad of competing narratives for the Blue Devils. Weaknesses have been exposed and strengths have evolved. Almost one third of the way through ACC play, Duke has legitimate reasons for concern and realistic hope that the team is finally realizing its potential.

Even though Duke has two losses in the conference, the defense has actually improved. To be fair, the Blue Devils started the season with a defense so pathetic that things could only get better. Nevertheless, Duke’s defense has gone from nonexistent to somewhat serviceable...

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