Duke Basketball: Blueprint to Earning a No. 1 Seed in NCAA Tournament

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Duke Basketball: Blueprint to Earning a No. 1 Seed in NCAA Tournament
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The Blue Devils basketball program doesn't play for anything short of a national championship banner. Duke always dares to dream big under the leadership of  legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski, who owns four NCAA titles and four Olympic gold medals (two as head coach).

America's premier high school players sign on to compete for Coach K knowing they'll likely have multiple opportunities to travel deep into postseason tournaments. Duke remains in contention for an ACC regular season title and has its sights set on a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Led by a balanced blend of young playmakers and veteran savvy, the Blue Devils appear primed for a spirited push into March and potentially all the way to April. Duke has demonstrated consistent quality traits throughout that season that could continue to propel the program in postseason play.

Here's what these Blue Devils do best and how each asset could send Duke to a top speed.

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