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Duke has a new leader


08:20 AM ET 11.14 | An early season showdown left Kentucky likely looking at slipping from its No. 3 ranking and Duke having made a case for a rise from No. 9, thanks in large part to the performance of Seth Curry. He isn't ever going to be his brother, Stephen Curry. Nor should he be. But Seth has finally broken free of Stephen's shadow in college basketball. If Tuesday night is any indication, then Seth Curry took control of this Duke team for the foreseeable future. [Mason Plumlee] was sensational at times, spinning around the highly touted Kentucky big men for quality production in the post. But his foul problems were an issue. And Plumlee isn't going to lead this team from the post. Curry can direct Duke from the perimeter.

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November 14, 2012  11:28 AM ET

CBB threads during CFB season make no sense. Not even enough interest to get to page 2.

November 14, 2012  12:06 PM ET

I hope you guys do better than we did GTH. I have already stated that we are way behind in all aspects of the game right now, and have said before, youth is not always so great, all of them at the same time.Good win Doc. ;-)

Was not expecting Duke to pull that one out 0-6. How you holding up today?

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November 14, 2012  01:56 PM ET

The kid was dynamite last night no doubts, but the starter for KY was out and the kids are young. Don't know if he would have his way come March with this same team.

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November 16, 2012  06:40 AM ET

Kentucky will be a better team come March...but so will Duke. Marshall Plumlee was out, Alex Murphy was a non-factor, Sulaimon is just getting some of the same factors that apply to Kentucky apply to Duke, and Duke's got experience. I don't see them folding as fast this year, especially with that first-round loss taste in their mouths from last year. Sweet 16, Elite 8 at least, depending on the bracket and who's in it with us. Kentucky is going to be good, but don't think they'll be quite as good as last year--last year's team had a lot more talent on the roster at every position. Still could make a deep run in the tourny though.

November 16, 2012  06:53 AM ET

Also, Ohio State/Duke is not going to be the same game as it was last year--last year, Duke was tentative, and Ohio State was more loaded with talent and strong. This year, it's a lot more evenly matched. Sullinger's gone, so is Buford. Aaron Craft is good, but outside of him, Duke's got better guys at almost every position, especially shooting guard (Curry) and in the middle (Plumlee) than Ohio State does now. Then there's another couple of facts you might want to keep in mind--first of all, this game's being played in Durham this time, not in Ohio--advantage Duke. Also, in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge, Duke has never lost a game played at Duke--advantage Duke. And if that weren't enough, Duke's going to want revenge for last year, and we already beat a team ranked higher than Ohio State this month (Kentucky) on a neutral court. Now we're going to be in OUR gym in front of OUR Cameron Crazies getting OUR vengeance. Next!


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