Duke Basketball & Ryan Kelly
Duke Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating NC State in ACC Showdown By David Aldridge (Featured Columnist) on February 5, 2013 The Duke Blue Devils look to avenge their first loss of the season when they take on the NC State Wolfpack in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Thursday night. On January 12, NC State defeated Duke 84-76 in a game some believed signaled the rise of the Wolfpack as the ACC's best team. However, NC State has struggled since, and the Blue Devils appear to be learning how to play without Ryan Kelly. Now Duke must win to remain within striking distance of Miami, which sits atop the ACC standings. Here are five keys to beating NC State in this ACC showdown. Contain Richard Howell on the Glass Richard Howell is a monster on the boards. In the first game between these two teams, Richard Howell was an unstoppable rebounding force for NC State. He finished the game with 18 rebounds, including six offensive boards. Howell is averaging 10.9 rebounds per game, and Duke should be fine if his rebounding total i ...
Duke Basketball: 5 Keys to Avoiding an Upset Against Maryland By Chad Lykins (Contributor) on January 24, 2013 USA TODAY Sports Reality quickly set in for the Duke Blue Devils after Wednesday night's thrashing at the hands of the Miami Hurricanes. The realization that life without senior forward Ryan Kelly is not fun. As Kelly continued to occupy the sidelines with a right foot injury, he witnessed his team fall victim to an impressive 25-1 run midway through the first half. Essentially out on their feet, No. 1 Duke (16-2, 3-2) never recovered as Miami earned a 90-67 runaway victory, which marked the third worst defeat ever for a No. 1 team and Duke's worst loss since the 1990 national championship game. While the addition of Kelly may not have mattered on that night, his presence on both ends of the floor would have given the Blue Devils a fighting chance. Instead, Duke will journey forth still searching for an identity to this team that continues to allude them. Facing a quick three day turnaround, Duke ...
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