Duke defensive midfielder CJ Costabile

<b>DUKE</B>
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<b>The skinny</b>
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The No. 3 seed Blue Devils are playing in their sixth consecutive championship weekend under coach John Danowski. Their offense ranks No. 11 in the country, and their defense sits at No. 14. After a slow 3-3 start, they've won 12 of 13, including beating North Carolina for the Atlantic Coast Conference title.
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<b>Key to advance</b>
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Duke aces the eyeball test stepping off the bus. The Blue Devils have imposing athletes all over the field and are led by a senior class featuring CJ Costabile, Rob Rotanz, Mike Manley and Justin Turri. They have shown the ability to play at dual speeds &#8212; run-and-gun or stall ball.

( Steve Rock / February 18, 2012 )

DUKE

The skinny

The No. 3 seed Blue Devils are playing in their sixth consecutive championship weekend under coach John Danowski. Their offense ranks No. 11 in the country, and their defense sits at No. 14. After a slow 3-3 start, they've won 12 of 13, including beating North Carolina for the Atlantic Coast Conference title.

Key to advance

Duke aces the eyeball test stepping off the bus. The Blue Devils have imposing athletes all over the field and are led by a senior class featuring CJ Costabile, Rob Rotanz, Mike Manley and Justin Turri. They have shown the ability to play at dual speeds — run-and-gun or stall ball.

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