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The keys for any Duke victory are the same for any opponent it faces. Of course, each team and each game needs to be perfected. Here is what each player should be expected to do in simple fashion:
Seth Curry: increase points from 14.1 to 18; increase assists from 2.8 to 4. He needs to also work on ball protection and keeping the turnovers to a minimum (averaging 2.3).
Ryan Kelly: use his outside shot to work on his inside presence. In other words, make the defenders respect his outside shot (which they already should) and improve on going to the basket more. This should serve to increase his scoring (averaging 12.8 points).
Mason Plumlee: keep the confidence. Do not dribble upcourt; leave that to the ball-handlers. Work on the defensive end a little more, and the offensive game will keep coming.
Andre Dawkins: establish a consistent shot. The more playing time and experience he gets under his belt, the more consistent his shot will be. He currently averages 8.9 points, and that could be increased to 16 with a consistent shot. The three-point shot is an area he can work on easily.
Austin Rivers: only two pieces of advice for him—play within the team and learn when to slow it down and pass to the open teammate. Otherwise, he should continue playing like he has, because he has the ability to put a team on his back when needed. Let them put him in that situation over him deciding that though.
Miles Plumlee: become as confident as his younger brother, and they could be a force together on the floor. Miles might be more defensively skilled than Mason and should concentrate on that end of the floor.
Contributors: Each plays a role at specific times. Tyler Thornton needs to continue his defensive tenacity. Quinn Cook needs to substitute at point guard effortlessly, leading the team as if Seth Curry never came out. Josh Hairston and Michael Gbinije need to just run the plays as prescribed in the situation they find themselves in.
If during a victory, maintain the lead and build on it. If in defeat, give that burst of energy at the end to show teams that Duke competes until the final buzzer.