Duke Basketball: 5 Reasons the Blue Devils Can Still Win the NCAA Title

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Duke Basketball: 5 Reasons the Blue Devils Can Still Win the NCAA Title
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It's been another outstanding campaign for the Duke Blue Devils during the 2012-13 college basketball season. From a 15-0 start against the nation's No. 1 non-conference schedule, the 2012 Battle 4 Atlantis crown and a No. 1 ranking (twice), Duke has experienced its fair share of monumental highs.

However, the Blue Devils have also endured their share of lows, which included the unfortunate injury to senior Ryan Kelly and a historic blowout defeat at the hands of conference foe Miami on the road. 

Through all of that, Duke remains as one of the best teams in the country from top to bottom. But can it be the final team standing on April 8 in the Georgia Dome cutting down the nets and claiming their fifth national championship?

In one word: Absolutely.

Here are the five reasons why the Duke Blue Devils can place themselves in a favorable position to make a deep run in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, reach their 16th Final Four in school history and capture the 2013 National Championship. 

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