Duke Basketball: 5 Games You Must Watch In 2014-15

5 Duke Basketball Games You Must Watch In 2014-15

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The Duke Blue Devils usually do not have the easiest schedule in college hoops and it is about to get a lot tougher. Syracuse joined the ACC this past season and Louisville is joining in the upcoming season. With that in mind, let’s take a look at five games you must watch in the 2014-15 college basketball season.

North Carolina Tar Heels

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North Carolina Tar Heels

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Duke and North Carolina will both look different in the upcoming season, but I am sure both will still enter the season with a top 10 ranking. Oh yeah, these two teams are also huge rivals — best in college hoops — so there is always that.

Syracuse Orange

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Syracuse Orange

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Syracuse loses a lot, but still has one of the best coaches in the sport (Jim Boeheim). As long as he is the head coach, the Orange should stay competitive.

Louisville Cardinals

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Louisville Cardinals

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Rick Pitino and Mike Krzyzewski battling it out in a conference game just sounds exciting. Thanks to the Cardinals joining the ACC, we will actually get to see that happen in 2014. As usual, Louisville will challenge for a title.

Wisconsin Badgers

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Wisconsin Badgers

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Wisconsin, like Duke, should enter the season by being ranked in the top five. As a result, this contest very well could be the most anticipated game entering the season.

Michigan State Spartans

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Michigan State Spartans

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The Champions Classic always consists of marquee matchups and the 2014 season will be no different. The Michigan State Spartans and Duke Blue Devils will battle it out this time around. Michigan State loses a bunch of talent — doesn't exactly replace that talent as well as Duke — but you can never count out Tom Izzo.

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