Can Jon Scheyer fix Duke basketball before March Madness?

Can Jon Scheyer fix Duke basketball before March Madness?

While Kyle Filipowski took an unhindered but unintentional blow to the neck Monday night, Duke mbasketball absorbed another cruel blow to its season.

No, the 78-75 loss to Virginia Tech wasn’t a knockout punch, even if it felt like it. Nor has it changed the Blue Devils’ postseason trajectory. Not even a little. Despite another road defeat, this time to an ACC foe that entered the week on a seven-game losing streak with one conference win — an 80-72 victory over UNC on Dec. 4 — Duke (14-6, 4- 4 ACC) only fell from No. 29 to 31 in the NET, and in ESPN’s Bracketology, it remained a solid fifth-seed for the NCAA Tournament.

But Monday’s defeat continued to reveal some harsh truths about Jon Scheyer’s first team, and with the ACC Tournament and March Madness fast approaching, the 35-year-old rookie coach is running out of time.

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