Sunday, January 27, 2008

Game Preview: Duke at Maryland

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This matchup of two outstanding defenses (Duke is #4 in the nation and Maryland #28) and two teams that like to play at a high pace (both are in the 80th percentile of Division I in terms of average pace) should make for a fun game to watch. Unfortunately for Maryland, Duke also has a top-25 offense while the Terps, um, don't. Even with the home advantage, the Devils are nearly seven point favorites here.

Any time Duke takes the court, especially against Maryland, officiating has the potential to become a story. Based on what each has done so far this season, free throws in tonight's game should be pretty even.

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