The Blue Devils are locked and loaded on Saturday as Santa Clara travels to meet Duke. Tip-off is at 12:00 EST and it will be televised on ESPN2. The Blue Devils must win to maintain their AP rank. The Blue Devils come in at 11-0 overall. The Broncos have a record of 11-2. The Blue Devils RPI is No. 1 and the Broncos are ranked No. 115. Santa Clara has won six games straight.
StatSmack! Duke is better than Santa Clara
The ACC has a stronger schedule this year compared to the West Coast (8 vs 14).
Mason Plumlee is ranked 45th nationally in points and 13th nationally in rebounds.
Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Duke has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Santa Clara (36 vs 0).
The ACC has 2 teams - Duke (5.3) and Clemson (5.3) - that produce more blocks per game than the West Coast leader, Santa Clara (5.2).