Mindful Of Lehigh Loss, Duke Won't Overlook Albany

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke won't get caught looking ahead in this NCAA tournament.

Nobody's talking about a possible matchup with Michigan State, or a rematch with Louisville, or a return to Indianapolis -- where these seniors won a national championship as freshmen.

These Blue Devils understand they won't get there if they don't take care of Albany first.

Second-seeded Duke (27-5) opens Friday against the 15th-seeded Great Danes (24-10) in the Midwest Regional.

The Blue Devils have lost their last three postseason games. That includes last year's NCAA shocker against Lehigh -- another No. 15 seed -- and an upset against Maryland at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Tuesday he'll remind his players of last year's loss "but you don't belabor it" because he wants them "in this moment."

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