After their astonishing loss to Lehigh to end the season, it's difficult to realize that it was only two years ago when Duke defeated Butler for the National Championship. After such a humbling failure, Mike Krzyzewski along with an abundance of returning players will be motivated for the 2012-2013 season. Don't be surprised if Duke is highly overlooked in the beginning portion of the season.
With a veteran-heavy squad including two impact recruits arriving to Durham, expect the Blue Devils to be a tough opponent against any team in the ACC. Here are the eight bold predictions regarding the Blue Devils' success and their players.