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Devils and the details

Duke will need to overcome possession pitfalls to stay on top

Originally Published: December 26, 2012
By Jordan Brenner | ESPN The Magazine

EARLY IN THE SECOND HALF of the Duke-Temple game on Dec. 8, Mike Krzyzewski frantically signaled for a timeout with the urgency of a coach on the brink of defeat. The move seemed odd, as the Blue Devils were leading by 10, until you realized what lazy defensive trips can do to Coach K's blood pressure. Inside the huddle, he slammed his folding chair onto the court repeatedly and then turned a fiery glare toward his players: "They're not going to stop fighting! When are you going to start?"

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