Duke sends big-picture message with its Boiler beatdown
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The popular game in college basketball right now is guessing who, if anyone, will arise to legitimately challenge the 800-pound, powder-blue gorilla named North Carolina.The answer is down the road. The answer is Duke.
Duke is back with a poised group that can saunter into an old-fashioned Midwestern snake pit, feel the noise press against its ears and smirk in response.
Pat Forde is a senior writer for ESPN.com. He can be reached at ESPN4D@aol.com.