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NCAA Tournament First Round: #2 Duke Vs. #15 Albany
|The Blue Devils suffered a tough loss in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament, but they're still led by Coach K who has 79 wins all-time in the tourney and has made 11 Final Fours.||Coaching||After losing the final game of the regular season to Stony Brook, Will Brown guided his squad to an America East title with upset wins over the number 1 & 2 seeds (Stony Brook and Vermont)|
|Duke has the three-headed monster of Mason Plumlee, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly leading the way, each averaging 14+ points per game.||Offense||The Great Danes have a terrific backcourt duo of Mike Black and Jacob Iati, but aside from those two there's not much secondary scoring.|
|Duke's defense has been suspect at times this season especially in transition, but they still have held opponents to about 65 points per game. Mason Plumlee does a good job of protecting the rim.||Defense||Albany is in the Top 40 in points allowed per game, but that's mainly because they choose to play a slower pace. They still allow opponents to shoot over 42% from the field.|
|Their starters tend to play a majority of the game, but Tyler Thornton and Amile Jefferson provide solid options of the bench.||Bench Depth||Jason Guerrier is a decent three ball threat at about 32% from long range and Brown regularly uses a 10 man rotation.|
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