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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Du-du

Duke beats St. John's but looks like you-know-what in the process. Not a good time for the Devils to look sluggish?

It's also been a long, tough week for Duke, as the Herald-Sun's Bryan Strickland notes:

"Following two draining practices late last week on the heels of back-to-back losses, the Blue Devils willed their way past Wake Forest last Sunday. Wednesday brought a physical test against Georgia Tech, and Thursday brought the news that (Sean) Dockery could be lost for the season with a torn medial collateral ligament in his knee."

The N&O's Luciana Chavez writes:

"Twelve days from the start of the ACC Tournament, Duke shot 31.4 percent and played more like it was drained from a long week rather than energized with March just around the corner."

K credits the defense:

"One thing that has been good about our teams, and this one in particular: If the offense isn't going, they've still played well defensively."

No matter how far they travel, the Blue Devils can't escape the Tar Heels:

"(Daniel) Ewing struggled with his new role — or least struggled with his shooting, missing his first nine shots to the delight of a courtside heckler dressed in North Carolina gear from head to toe."