Cameron dominance on Duke's side for NCAA opener

  • Cameron dominance on Duke's side for NCAA opener

Cameron dominance on Duke's side for NCAA opener

This is a bit of a homer pick, but after No. 1 seed North Carolina came up just short in last year's title game to Villanova, the Tar Heels will be itching to get back to the Final Four and compete for another national championship.

Sure, there are tough teams in this side of the bracket. The Tar Heels scored the next 16 points on their way to a 103-64 win Friday.

"I thought we did a good job of defending the 3, which that's what they do, and that was going to be a key to the game", Krzyzewski said. The Tigers hoped to finally improve their 0-6 tournament record but got disappointed after the final selection was revealed. "That means we're in the national championship, first of all".

Evans is a future National Basketball Association first-round pick whose game conjures images of savvy floor generals like Chris Paul and Tony Parker, although he's only a sophomore. It was the first double-double by a freshman in the Blue Devils' NCAA tournament opener since Danny Ferry did it in 1986. It's not Wichita State as a No. 10 seed. This will be the Razorback 31 Final tournament appearance. From there, it was Seton Hall that had to answer for Villanova's shots.

9 - ACC teams in the field, most of any conference. The Badgers beat the Gophers twice on the court and reached the Big Ten Tournament championship game.

Who is the most vulnerable to an early upset? Although the Golden Gophers are ranked higher, the Blue Raiders are favored by mostly all bookies and could easily end up upsetting the Gophers.

Bilas agrees the 3-pointer has improved the quality of the game.

Duke and MI are riding with momentum as well entering the big dance. He says, "yes, there's a chance", head coach Roy Williams tells him he doesn't want him to go Sunday evening, or doesn't have him play full force or full minutes in the NCAA Tournament Second Round game against Arkansas (26-9).

Villanova's Josh Hart, right, drives past Creighton's Marcus Foster during an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big East men's tournament in NY. "So we've gotta figure out somebody to play".

MISSING OWL: Injured Temple guard Donnaizha Fountain will miss her fourth straight game, Cardoza said. Well, not really, because the Graduation Success Rate used by the NCAA doesn't count one-and-done players or anyone who leaves a school early while still academically eligible.

The #3 UCLA Bruins (29-4) have been one of the most talked about teams in college basketball, mostly due to their freshman sensation Lonzo Ball. We'd like you to join as well and compete against us and NPR's audience.

But down on the 4-line, the Florida Gators could be a solid bet to win it all if you're looking for a team that can bring you good value. Wesley Person made several next-level plays, including one NBA-range three-pointer and a vicious slam in the second half, but was never able to take over in the way that a No. 15 seed needs their star to step up in order to win in the first round. They played like it by shooting much better in that half.

The #7 Dayton Flyers (24-7) will dance for the 4th consecutive year. They have a pretty solid unit that is capable of upsetting some strong opposition.

After the win Friday, Berry explained that he'd stayed on the floor a little longer than normal after taking his first shot once returning to the game because he thought he was fouled on the way to the basket. Still not impressed? Well, check this...

Yet this regular season has concluded with more than a dozen teams who can legitimately cut down the nets on April 3 in Glendale, Ariz. In the history of the program, the Shockers have faced the Flyers only twice, losing both times, with last one dating back to 1962. The Trojans then won four games in five days to unexpectedly claim the Sun Belt Conference tournament title.

The #2 Kentucky Wildcats (29-5) are once again being mishandled by the selection committee, so do many think.

Duke counters with freshman 6-foot-8 post player Tatum. "They have a lot of size".