Duke heads to NYC to face VCU

No. 5 Duke vs. VCU

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York

TV/Radio: ESPN2, 96.5-WFLB, 620-WDNC

Projected starting lineups

No. 5 Duke (2-1)

G Grayson Allen 20 ppg, 3 apg

G Matt Jones 15 ppg, 2 apg

F Brandon Ingram 13.3 ppg, 3 rpg

F Amile Jefferson 15.3 ppg, 12.7 rpg

C Marshall Plumlee 8 ppg, 9 rpg

VCU (2-0)

G JeQuan Lewis 10.5 ppg, 7.5 apg

G Melvin Johnson 18.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg

G Jordan Burgess 8.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg

F Justin Tillman 6 ppg, 7.5 rpg

F Mo Alie-Cox 7.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg


Front-court depth was high on the list of concerns for Duke entering the season, and three games in, it remains a major concern. Marshall Plumlee played a career-high 36 minutes Tuesday against No. 2 Kentucky, and Jefferson tied his career high with 35 minutes. Chase Jeter, a reserve in the best position to help with this issue, racked up three fouls on just four minutes of play.

Laura Keeley