Syracuse Basketball: Predictions for Orange vs. Duke

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Duke spokesman Mike DeGeorge announced Bagley's status Saturday, roughly six hours before the fifth-ranked Blue Devils' game against Syracuse.

I don't know how many of my ITLH brothers will sit with me here, but I'm going to start this prediction off with some positivity.

To say it was a struggle offensively would be an understatement.

Syracuse entered the contest with a loose grip on the NCAA Tournament bubble, having lost to North Carolina on Wednesday as their season continues to hang in the balance.

Carter's superb play has given Duke fans plenty to smile about.

In a matchup against two of the nation's premiere forwards in one of the nation's most challenging venues, the undersized and undermanned Orange put yet another damper on their hopes of making the Big Dance.

Duke: The Bagley saga figures to linger into a third week after the presumptive one-and-done freshman missed his fourth straight game with the injury he suffered February 8 in the loss to North Carolina, and Krzyzewski says he's day-to-day. With 19 points and 7 rebounds in 31 minutes, Bagley wasted no time in returning to form. In their 82-56 drubbing of Louisville, Duke forced the Cardinals into 20 three-point attempts.

Battle was 4-of-12, including a 2-of-8 mark from distance.

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Syracuse has won three of their last five games, but the two losses in that time could easily have been wins. But Duke was just a little better and beat Syracuse at Cameron Indoor Stadium 60-44.

The Cardinals were taken out of this one early by a Duke team that shot 48 percent, hit nine 3-pointers - with Allen responsible for six of those - and pushed its lead into the 20s with a 26-6 run midway through the first half fueled by a pair of Allen 3s.

The size and length of the bigs as well as the athleticism of the guards has helped Duke keep opponents out of the paint and force them into perimeter jumpers.

Duke broke out to an 18-8 lead, with Syracuse not cracking double figures until 13½ minutes had passed.

Although Tyus Battle tried to spark the Orange, they did not respond.

Both teams struggled miserably shooting the basketball from the outside.

Against Virginia Tech on February 14, Duke gave up 52 points. Now comes a trip to Virginia Tech, a home game against top-ranked Virginia and a season-ending visit to N.C. State.

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