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Friday, January 14, 2005

Duke, reconsidered

So we said they were the worst #5 team ever. Maybe not. Clearly they are not the most talented bunch in Duke history. Obviously a win at NC State does not make you a world-beater, just a bad-team-beater. But still. Duke wins despite foul trouble and an off night from Redick. They are finding ways to get it done. They are disciplined and opportunistic.

Remember that not-great UNC squad with Cota and Haywood that Guthridge took to the Final Four? This Duke team could be that kind of team. I'm not saying Duke is on it's way to the Final Four. Are they the fifth-best team in the land? No. They will get beaten by more talented teams. Soon. But this is a dangerous team to underestimate.