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Duke doesn’t need much help when it comes to scheduling or facing opponents this season considering they are a very good team and have the pieces to go on a Final Four run. However, it helps when they face an opponent who will be without their best and most intimidating defender.

Koumadje is a 7-foot-4 behemoth who could have really given Marvin Bagley and Wendell Carter troubles in the paint. However, Florida State does have another 7-footer in Ike Obiagu, but he is a freshman and has only been playing 15 minutes a game even with Koumadje’s injury keeping him out for several other games. The next tallest guy is 6-foot-9 and will probably not have a chance of stopping either of Duke’s five-star big men.

While Duke does have one loss in ACC play — thanks to Boston College — it’s likely we may not see another one for some time. They have three very winnable games against N.C. State, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest before they face one-loss Miami down south.

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Ben Bornstein was born in San Antonio, TX. That would explain his love for the Spurs and good basketball. He was raised in Orlando, Florida for most of his life though, so he has special feelings for the Magic too. He is an avid NBA, NCAA, and NFL fan who ...Read more
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