Anyone who has watched college basketball over the past 20 years can tell you that the game has become increasingly more defined by the play of guards.
A dynamic backcourt can be the difference between a good and great season.
Duke's Nolan Smith, a National Player of the Year candidate, and his running mate Seth Curry are the type of duo that can light up the stat sheet and help the Blue Devils to a deep run in this year's NCAA Tournament.
Smith owns the ability to score and create and Curry can shoot and is a good defender as he fills in for probably Duke's best guard, Kyrie Irving.
This combination has Duke poised to make a run, but the Blue Devils aren't the only team to boast a great backcourt. Here is a look at 20 other teams that have good guards of their own.