Duke basketball: 3 takeaways from victory against Syracuse

Duke basketball guard Jeremy Roach (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball guard Jeremy Roach (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Duke basketball forward Wendell Moore (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) /

Duke basketball takeaways against Syracuse: 

Wendell Moore is the Leader

Wendell Moore looked like a junior captain of the Blue Devils on Thursday afternoon.

Moore led the way with 26 points, three rebounds, and eight assists on 9-of-20 shooting, making 4-of-10 attempts from downtown.

It was not only the scoring numbers but also the basketball-IQ plays from the Charlotte, North Carolina native that were impressive.

Perhaps the biggest play of the game came on a drive and kick to Jeremy Roach on the wing that put the Blue Devils up by six points.

Moore has not been in these moments before. The ACC Tournament was canceled in his freshman season, and the Blue Devils had to pull out of the conference tournament after two games in his sophomore season.

He has never played in an NCAA Tournament game but looks the part of a veteran leader for the Duke Blue Devils.