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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    I have not watched Duke but a couple times, but looking at the numbers the defense has to be a huge concern. They are dead last in defensive efficiency in the ACC, have given up at least 89 points in each of their conference games, and are ranked 105 in KenPom’s adjusted defensive efficiency rating.

    I still like their chances.
    Too similar to last year for me to confident about their chances. Plus Grayson Allen has disappeared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukcatfan17 View Post
    Duke will maybe drop to #3 and U.K. will probably drop out of top 25. Explain that.
    That’s easily explained. UK fans are obsessed with rankings. AP Rankings. Coaches Poll. Recruiting rankings. UK fans are obsessed. Those rankings mean squat. Only one thing matters. Hoisting up the trophy in April. But for some reason UK fans love to dwell on rankings that have not and will not ever decide who wins the national championship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Too similar to last year for me to confident about their chances. Plus Grayson Allen has disappeared.
    That's what I was thinking about Allen. I don't have any empirical evidence but I think Duke is better when Allen is their star. If he and Bagley can coordinate their games together, watch out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    That’s easily explained. UK fans are obsessed with rankings. AP Rankings. Coaches Poll. Recruiting rankings. UK fans are obsessed. Those rankings mean squat. Only one thing matters. Hoisting up the trophy in April. But for some reason UK fans love to dwell on rankings that have not and will not ever decide who wins the national championship.
    Still havent watched more than 3 games this year. I'll focus on Duke when I need to. That being said our defense is trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Still havent watched more than 3 games this year. I'll focus on Duke when I need to. That being said our defense is trash.
    Same here. I watched the game last night and they looked worse yesterday than they did a month ago. And Grayson is non-existent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcjkbt View Post
    That's what I was thinking about Allen. I don't have any empirical evidence but I think Duke is better when Allen is their star. If he and Bagley can coordinate their games together, watch out.
    I think it is more about Grayson and Duval coordinating their games together. Those two seem off.

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