DURHAM, N.C. -- Grayson Allen has become Duke's headline player again as the fifth-ranked Blue Devils continue to pick up steam.
In the second-to-last home game of his career, the senior guard is bound to be a focal point when Duke takes on visiting Syracuse on Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Second-place Duke (23-5, 11-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) is out of contention for the top seed in the ACC Tournament. Earlier Saturday, Virginia could wrap up the outright regular-season title by winning at last-place Pittsburgh.
But Duke has plenty for which to play with three regular-season games left. A loss Saturday would drop it into a tie with North Carolina.
Allen seems up to the task even as he has moved to a role with more ball-handling responsibilities.
"For the most part, he's bringing the ball up and he can be in control of the team," coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "As our leader, that puts him in a more prominent spot and the kids respond a little bit better." << Read more
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