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Is it possible that the two best games in the entire 2013-14 college basketball regular season could happen on the same mid November night at the same location?
The answer to that question is "Yes."
On November 12, at the United Center in Chicago, immediately following the Michigan State vs. Kentucky contest (previous slide), Kansas and Duke will battle.
Kansas was on its way to a rebuilding year after losing their entire 2012-13 starting five. Then, Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Wayne Selden arrived in Lawrence, and the Jayhawks went from Big 12 hopefuls to being a legitimate national contender.
Even with all of this talent on the floor, it may take a while for the Jayhawks to fire on all cylinders.
There is no shortage of star power on the Blue Devils' roster.
All eyes will be on Duke's Jabari Parker, who gets to play before his family and hometown friends right off the bat.
Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood is ready to pen the next chapter in his collegiate hoops career.
One question mark for the Blue Devils as they enter this new season is interior defense.
With the absence of a true center, head coach Mike Krzyzewski will depend on sophomore PF Amile Jefferson (pictured) to patrol the paint.
Call it a basketball junkie's wish, but I would love to see Wiggins and Parker guard each other for some of this game.
THAT would be must-see action.
Prediction: Duke by 2