Duke Basketball: 4 Teams That Could Give Duke Trouble in the Midwest Region

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Duke Basketball: 4 Teams That Could Give Duke Trouble in the Midwest Region
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The NCAA tournament is all about matchups. Weaknesses are exploited, strengths neutralized and styles mixed into a cauldron of unpredictability. Like volatile chemical compounds, it’s difficult to know how two teams will interact when thrown together in the tournament.

Judging from an understanding of a team’s weakness, however, one can formulate what kinds of matchups might prove troubling.

For instance, Duke has struggled all year with rebounding, defense, quality post play and a heavy reliance on outside shooting. As a result, four teams in the Blue Devils’ Midwest Region would pose serious problems for Duke.

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