This past week on "Around the Horn," two panelists were asked if Duke's loss to Marquette was a big deal. For me, not really. I'm sure X-Man is delighted (Temple fan), but this year's Duke team is Duke only because of the name on the front of the jerseys.
Duke shot 38% and had 16 turnovers, and were out-rebounded 29-28. Not going to win too many games with those stats.
Let's see - they start two forwards and three guards. The only guys with any muscle appear to be McRoberts and Nelson. Paulus is still slow, recovering from his ankle injury, and as a result, he's going to have a bundle of TO's. Thomas looks pretty good, but like Henderson and Scheyer, he looks really thin. Carolina is going to eat these guys for lunch. We're looking at 9-11 losses this year, and they're lucky they have Duke on their jerseys to squeak into the NCAA field.