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The defending champions will always have a chance of returning to the Final Four. Duke won it last year and brings back a team with plenty of experience.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski leads the Blue Devils and is one of the most respected coaches in any sport. He has a myriad of outstanding accomplishments to include four NCAA Tournament championships.
Duke has one of the best players in all of college basketball in senior guard Nolan Smith. Smith was an All-Final Four player in 2010 and this year has become the go-to guy on the floor as evident by the 34 point performance in the comeback win over North Carolina.
He, along with Kyle Singler, makes the Blue Devils the favorites to win it all. A look at the odds to win the National Championship shows the Blue Devils favored at 3:1.
There is no reason to believe that Duke will not be there again this year.
March Madness is always interesting to watch unfold and see if a favorite can win it all. This year should be as exciting as ever.
Matt Regaw is a B/R Featured Columnist and the founder of BookieBlitz.com, your one-stop shop for sports articles, previews and predictions. Feel free to contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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