Duke basketball must keep run alive for NCAA Tournament hopes

Duke basketball guard DJ Steward (Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports)
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Duke basketball Key to Victory No. 3 – Win the Rebounding Battle

After only securing one rebound against Boston College, Mark Williams pulled down 19 boards against the weak interior of Louisville, but the Blue Devils will need him to be at his best once again on Thursday.

Florida State averages 37.4 rebounds per game, and its leading rebounder is RaiQuan Gray with 6.9 boards per game.

Duke will need Matthew Hurt, its leading rebounder, as well as Wendell Moore and Jordan Goldwire, to pinch on the glass and help limit the Seminoles to just one shot each time down the floor.

Florida State’s rotational pieces aren’t as big as they have been in previous years, but they are strong enough to outmuscle its opponents for 50/50 balls.