Duke has been struggling since it lost Coach K to a back surgery a few weeks back. The Blue Devils have gone 3-3 in their last six games and took an especially bad loss to N.C. State at home. However, it looks like the team will get its fearless leader back just in time for the home stretch before the ACC and NCAA Tournament.
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The team is 17-5 right now, but could make a strong case for a No. 2 or 3 seed — they’re a 4 right now in Joe Lunardi’s bracketology — with a good finish to the season and a little run in the conference tournament.