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Duke enters a whole new zone

The Blue Devils have cruised through soft competition, but Baylor offers lengthy issues

Updated: March 27, 2010, 12:06 PM ET
By Elena Bergeron | ESPN The Magazine
Getty ImagesTweety Carter and the Bears have the offense, but their defense may be the bigger issue for Duke.

The "Instant Intel" series is designed to immediately respond to a team's victory by looking ahead to its next opponent.

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Duke hasn't played a tournament game decided by less than 10 points yet. Whether it's their overall dominance or the red carpet the selection committee rolled out in the South, the way the Blue Devils have executed on both sides of the ball has made opponents look boringly overmatched. Sunday's Elite Eight game could be the first time that pattern changes.


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