Now would be the perfect time for Duke to play like its talent would suggest.
Duke might be unranked, but it can storm back onto the map with a victory against Virginia next.
Duke's Grayson Allen earned a flagrant foul on Monday evening against Louisville in what was an absolutely outrageous act. After missing a layup in the second half and falling to the floor, Allen intentionally tripped Louisville's Raymond Spalding, who grabbed the rebound and began to head down court. Plays like this are the reason why Allen is so incredibly disliked around the country.
The Duke Blue Devils continue to put themselves in position to miss the NCAA Tournament.
The panic button has likely already been pushed for Duke, but it luckily gets NC State next.
Duke could use a serious winning streak right about now.
After another loss to Notre Dame, Duke will have familiar nightmares about the Fighting Irish.
Duke adds four of the top 40 players in the country and boasts the nation's second ranked recruiting class. Fans are rightfully excited for what's to come.
As expected, the Blue Devils are finding their way in a season that's had its share of surprises. There still part of that cream rising to the top of the ACC, but there are a few minor bugs to fix.
The Duke Blue Devils have yet to be challenged in conference play, but they play the hottest team in the ACC, the Clemson Tigers, on Wednesday night.