The Duke basketball team has already faced off against Kansas, Arizona and Michigan in nonconference play and still has one marquee test remaining in Madison Square Garden versus UCLA on Dec. 19.
A victory would mean the Blue Devils split their four notable games before the ACC slate begins, but it would also mean they won their last two. That type of momentum going into a difficult conference schedule would be important.
Let’s dig into how Duke matches up with UCLA at each position. Yes, starting lineups can change and Mike Krzyzewski’s has been somewhat fluid this season, but we are going to use the starting five from the Blue Devils and Bruins most recent games for this exercise.