Duke Basketball: 5 Signs the Blue Devils Are Ready for a Deep Run in March

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Duke Basketball: 5 Signs the Blue Devils Are Ready for a Deep Run in March
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As a Duke fan, it’s easy to be overly critical of the Blue Devils. The team has familiarized its followers with success to such an extent that even the slightest short-coming comes off as a glaring failure when compared to high standards set by Duke teams of the past.

Moreover, basketball itself is a game centered around failure. Teams typically shoot just over 40 percent from the field, which means that the majority of possessions end in a missed shot or a turnover.

Despite all those various impulses toward negativity, there are reasons to feel good about this Duke team. It’s been a season full of surprises and lingering frustrations, but even still, there are at least five good reasons that the Blue Devils are capable of a deep run in March.

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