Even the best college basketball teams have weaknesses, and Duke is no exception to this rule. The North Carolina Tar Heels will have to exploit these weaknesses to break even in the series on Saturday night.
This is not the same team UNC faced in Cameron Indoor a few weeks ago. Ryan Kelly was back in the lineup against Miami, and his 36 points is a pretty good indication of his health.
He's feeling just fine.
The Hurricanes did a great job of exploiting some of these weaknesses, but they made the mistake of getting away from what was working. And with Kelly in the game, the Tar Heels simply cannot afford to do that.
In some cases, exploiting these weaknesses will take Carolina players out of their comfort zones. But in the words of the great Herm Edwards, "You play to win the game." Sometimes that means doing whatever it takes.
"Whatever it takes" should be the Tar Heels' theme this weekend.
The following is a list of Duke's five greatest weaknesses and how the Tar Heels can take full advantage. I will go into further detail when I break down the five keys to the game for Carolina on Thursday.