2019 Tournament PreviewZion Williamson is back, and so are the Blue Devils. The future No. 1 NBA draft pick missed five games to conclude conference play, and Duke effectively took three losses as a result. Williamson (22.1 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2.2 spg, 1.8 bpg) returned with a vengeance, posting two double-doubles to open the ACC tournament and helping Duke avenge a pair of regular-season losses to North Carolina. Fellow freshman R.J. Barrett (22.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 4.1 apg) is destined to be a lottery pick as well, while on pace to set the ACC freshman scoring record. The duo has led Duke to the sixth-highest rates nationally in both offensive and defensive efficiency, according to KenPom. Duke boasts the fourth-highest field-goal percentage on two-point baskets, but it converts only 30.5 percent on 3-pointers -- 334th nationally. Point guard Tre Jones (9.3 ppg, 5.3 apg) is known for lockdown defense, but the X-factor might be 6-8 freshman Cam Reddish (13.7 ppg), who is streaky (32.7 percent from deep) but leads the team in 3-pointers made with 82.
Scouting Report Offense Defense
Efficiency 112.8 (16th) 92.5 (8th)
Pace 73.1 (27th)
Effective FG% 53.6 (52nd) 45.0 (9th)
Turnover % 15.0 (72nd) 16.8 (131st)
Off Reb % 35.6 (14th) 29.5 (238th)
FTA/FGA 33.2 (179th) 24.0 (8th)
3P% 30.8 (326th) 30.0 (16th)
2P% 58.0 (4th) 45.0 (18th)
FT% 68.6 (253rd) 69.6 (112th)
3PA/FGA 37.3 (209th) 34.9 (55th)
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Duke (32-6)
(14-4) In Atlantic Coast
AP Poll: #1 Coaches Poll: #4 NET: #3 RPI: #1
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