Suffocating defense lifts Duke men's basketball past Syracuse in Marvin Bagley's return

Marvin Bagley defends

Suffocating defense lifts Duke men's basketball past Syracuse in Marvin Bagley's return

These two schools have only been meeting annually for the last four years, but the Blue Devils-Orange matchup has quickly developed into a rivalry.

The Syracuse Orange will go on the road to take on the Duke Blue Devils as part of the College Basketball schedule for Saturday.

A loss would drop Syracuse two games under.500 in ACC play and probably make the Cuse's last two games of the regular season (at Boston College, and home vs. Clemson) must wins for its NCAA bid hopes.

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Coach Krzyzewski has had much more talented rosters than Boeheim since 2014, but the series has been even. Duke beat Syracuse twice in 2015, but the Orange shocked the Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium, beating them by a point, in 2016, and then defeated Duke, 78-75, in the Carrier Dome last season.

Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III returned to action after missing four games with a mild knee sprain when the Blue Devils hosted Syracuse on Saturday.

Still, the Syracuse defense kept Duke without a field goal for more than five minutes, though the visitors couldn't muster much offense of their own. In that win, Duke guard Grayson Allen managed 28 points.

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Over on the Duke side, they're sitting at 23-5 on the season. Fifty-five percent of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Blue Devils to cover the spread. The Blue Devils and Orange combined to miss all 20 of their shots from beyond the arc, as the teams' respective 2-3 zone kept the pace slow in the early going.

Suffice it to say these usual NCAA tournament mainstays will be sweating out the next few weeks leading up to Selection Sunday. Get your 100% signup bonus today.

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