Duke Basketball team fighting for a third place finish

The ACC regular season title was won last week, going to the Virginia Cavaliers.  They won it outright with the win against Syracuse last Saturday.  It was an impressive win, and they have only lost one game in the ACC this season, with that loss coming against Duke in Durham.  Virginia has played very well after a rough start in their non-conference games.  It was a great turnaround to the season, and Virginia earned the ACC title after winning thirteen games in a row to clinch it.

Syracuse should be the second seed in the ACC tournament, unless they continue their struggles.  They have an easier week ahead, but with a game at Florida State and a recent loss to Georgia Tech they still could lose it.  They are now tied with North Carolina, who plays Duke in their final game of the season.  Syracuse could get the second seed, but Duke and North Carolina are waiting just in case they slip up. http://youtu.be/uxZQnfn0Kkw

North Carolina and Syracuse are tied for second at 13-4 .  The Duke Basketball team has the final home game against North Carolina, so this will give them the better chance to get the second  or third seed in the ACC tournament.  There isn’t much difference both teams will get either the second, third, or the fourth seed in the ACC tournament.  They will be looking to play either Syracuse or Virginia in the ACC tournament Semifinals.  However, this game will mean everything for both teams.  Duke will look to get one game from North Carolina this season, and also stay perfect at home, while sending their seniors off on a high note.  For North Carolina it could get them to sweep the regular series from Duke, while continuing the momentum in to the ACC tournament.

This will be a great game between North Carolina and Duke even if it’s not for the ACC title.  It will still be a Duke-North Carolina game; it will still mean something for both teams, and it should be a great game to end the season on.  This will also bring a great beginning for an ACC tournament that will be much better than in recent seasons with the new additions to the league.

The end of the season could mean a one seed for the Blue Devils, with a strong finish they could be pushed up a line.  The three teams that could open it up for the Blue Devils are Wichita State, Arizona, and Kansas.  These teams are vulnerable, and with a loss in their conference tournaments, and if Duke could win theirs, could get the Blue Devils a one seed in the NCAA tournament.

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