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Friday / February 23.
  • Blue Devils Excited to be at the Mecca

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    NEW YORK — North Carolina is the No. 1 basketball team in the land and the consensus pick to win the national championship next April.

    Yet don’t count out another traditional ACC powerhouse, the one coming to Madison Square Garden tonight and Friday for the 2K Sports Classic to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer.

    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski — whose No. 10 Blue Devils (3-0) meet Southern Illinois (2-0) tonight at 7:00 p.m. — says he has a renewed appreciation for the game after leading Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant and the U.S. Olympic team to the gold medal last summer in Beijing.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

    • Adding 18 pounds and competition from Miles Plumlee, Lance has played with a greater sense of purpose on offense this season. He’s still got to rebound and shoot his free throws better, however. His greatest strength is his ability to defend four positions.