Duke Blue Devils 2010/11

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Blue Devils Atlantic Coast
Coach: Mike Krzyzewski
Record: 32-5
Dance Seed: 1
Dance Result: Round of 16
Players: Nolan Smith
Kyle Singler
Kyrie Irving
NCAA Stats CategoryRank+/-
RPI absolute 1 A+
Scoring Offense * 9 A+
Scoring Defense * 81 B-
Free-Throw Percentage * 25 A-
Rebound Margin * 90 B-
Assists Per Game * 73
Turnovers Per Game * 59
Scoring Margin 4 A+
Field-Goal Percentage 23 A-
Field-Goal Percentage Defense 39 B+
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage 47 B+
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 34 B+
Won-Lost Percentage 5 A+
Blocked Shots Per Game 59
Steals Per Game 84 B-
Personal Fouls Per Game 94 B-
Assist Turnover Ratio 53
ThreePt FG Defense 65
Turnover Margin 27 A-
MPI - Marchpool Index 2 A+
Dance of 68 StatsRank+/-
Ball Control35B-
RPI Decade25
Round of 16
#2 Seed: The 2010/11 Duke Blue Devils, with top freshman guard pick-up Kyrie Irving, looked like strong candidates to repeat as National Champions early on in the campaign.  While a toe injury did Irving in for most of the season, it was paint that proved to be the Blue Devils ultimate undoing.  The Arizona Wildcats, led by strongman Derrick Williams, roared back to life in the second half of their sweet 16 win that hardly looked like an upset.  The 2010/11 Duke team were the ONLY team in the 2002/11 digital decade to finish without a single stat ratings below a B- value, a truly amazing accomplishment!  Ironically, it was a very slight propensity towards foul trouble that contributed to their loss to Arizona, ending any dreams of a repeat of Duke's 2009/10 glorious championship season.