No disagreement that MSU is ahead of Duke on D, but Duke’s talent and offense is just THAT good. We have seen Duke already beat them on head to head on a neutral court. The season is certainly long and if Duke can pull its D together, you are right, they will be even scarier. I still cant buy the MSU is better that Duke right now.
Along the lines of evaluating MSU against the rest of the country thought, they seem to clearly be the second best team. I havent watched enough to say for certain that they are by a wide margin but it certainly feels that way given the past week.