Duke, probably figures they don’t need him this weekend. They think they can get to Sweet 16 without him, and two easy “home” wins vs. Lehigh and ND/Xavier winner. That would give him another week to get ready. I don’t think there is any way you see him on Friday. Perhaps, Sunday, but no way Friday.
Another thought for the game. Xavier/ND fans come into the arena at 7 and are sort of forced to watch the opener. I have to think everyone of those fans is rooting for Lehigh in the opener. Number 1, every non-Dookie, hates Duke, and Number 2, easier road for ND/Xavier winner to the Sweet 16. Maybe we will have more supporters than we realize.