3 Exciting Observations from Duke's Dominant Win Over Miami

Jeremy Roach hit four-of-six three-pointers against the Hurricanes
Jeremy Roach hit four-of-six three-pointers against the Hurricanes / Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Jeremy Roach Remains a Flame-Thrower

This isn't particularly ground-breaking information, as Roach is an experienced guard with a variety of scoring moves.

That being said, he's on an absolute heater. Roach made four of six three-point attempts, the third straight game he's shot at least 50% from beyond the arc, and was aggressive in driving the lane when Miami defenders closed out on the perimeter.

Roach dominated this matchup, and Jon Scheyer has plays ready to utilize his shooting prowess. If teams have to respect both Roach on the outside and Filipowski on the inside, it naturally becomes much more difficult to adequately defend the Blue Devils.

When his shot isn't falling, Roach has consistently shown a willingness to attack the basket and draw fouls. He's gone 13-15 from the free throw line in the last four games, hitting them at an 86% clip over the course of the season.

Duke has the 14th-best three-point shooting percentage nationally at 38%, though there will inevitably be a tournament game when the shots aren't falling. That's what makes Roach's contributions at the line so important.

The Blue Devils are 109th in free throw rate (35.6%), which is a solid number but lags behind some of the other top contenders. Roach needs to continue to attack the basket and draw fouls to prepare for the postseason moments in which Duke will need the easy points.