Duke basketball: Keys to victory over lowly Boston College in 2021 debut

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Duke basketball Key to Victory No. 1 – Be focused

As mentioned, Boston College is not a good team, but the one advantage the Eagles have on Duke is that they have played three games since the Blue Devils last left the floor.

Rust will undoubtedly be there for the Blue Devils, but they must come out focused on Wednesday night.

Be engaged. Act like you want to be there. Leave no doubt.

Despite no Cameron Crazies being in attendance to dampen its spirits, Boston College isn’t going to fight back if Duke jumps out to an early lead.

Jim Christian‘s team doesn’t shoot the ball nearly as well as it must to rally from a large deficit, and the team only averages 73.3 points per game.

Duke must exit the locker room with the necessary energy to compete at a high level, and then some, and 2021 should be off to a good start.

Perhaps a 21-day break is what the players needed, with a chance to go home, see family, get extra practice time, and recharge their batteries.

Hopefully, the recent postponements did not take too much of a toll on the Blue Devils.