Duke Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating NC State in ACC Showdown

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Duke Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating NC State in ACC Showdown
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The Duke Blue Devils look to avenge their first loss of the season when they take on the NC State Wolfpack in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Thursday night.

On January 12, NC State defeated Duke 84-76 in a game some believed signaled the rise of the Wolfpack as the ACC's best team.

However, NC State has struggled since, and the Blue Devils appear to be learning how to play without Ryan Kelly. Now Duke must win to remain within striking distance of Miami, which sits atop the ACC standings.

Here are five keys to beating NC State in this ACC showdown.

(All stats via StatSheet.com)

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