Duke Backcourt Developing Chemistry

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No team has traveled more miles or played more games together since the summer than Duke. The season might still be in its infancy, but that head start is beginning to show up already.

The Blue Devils won another quality game Tuesday in Maui, jumping out to a big early lead on old rival Michigan with an excellent game plan designed to limit Wolverines star Tim Hardaway Jr. The teams then traded punches on the way to an 82-75 Duke win. The Blue Devils will be playing in the tournament’s title game for the fifth time in the past 20 years Wednesday night.

It was Duke’s sixth game in the past 11 days, an NBA-like schedule with NBA-like travel from Durham to New York to...

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