How Duke basketball can get back on track against feisty Pittsburgh

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Duke basketball needs scoring production from its backcourt against Pittsburgh

Aside from Matthew Hurt, no one has been a consistent scorer for the Blue Devils, but point guard Jeremy Roach has been improving with at least 12 points in the last five games, and he’s coming off a season-high 22 points.

DJ Steward has been a streaky shooter but has been able to put points on the board, albeit not efficiently in certain spots.

And then there is Jordan Goldwire, who is on the floor for his defense for a majority of the time and sometimes gets too trigger happy offensively.

Having guards that can get into the lane and draw the defense into the paint to try and give Hurt space on the perimeter is vital to the success of the Blue Devils offense because it only spaces the floor and creates more weapons for defenses to think about.

Duke must try and get its guards going early to create more scoring opportunities for other players on the roster.