The Duke Blue Devils will play the Syracuse Orange in one of the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 games on Friday night. The Blue Devils' are a No. 2 seed and the Orange are a No. 11 seed. in the tournament.
The ACC is 8-5 going into Sunday's late NCAA tournament games, but it's an absolutely brutal 8-5 with two of the tournament's top five seeds eliminated during the first weekend as Virginia and North Carolina were upset. Duke stands alone as the ACC's last best title hope.
Already the all-time wins leader in men's college basketball, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski passed the late Tennessee women's coach Pat Summitt to become the overall wins leader as well with Duke's 87-62 win over Rhode Island in the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday, March 17, 2018.
Duke's 87-62 win over Rhode Island on Saturday may not have been the best basketball the Blue Devils can play, but it was the best the Blue Devils have played as they move on to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Duke senior guard talks about the abruptness of your season ending with a loss in the NCAA Tournament and how he tries to impress that on the freshmen on the team. Allen was talking with reporters Friday, March 16, 2018.
Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley tells reporters he was 'startled' when he saw Duke's size in person rather than on TV. Hurley's Rhode Island team will face Duke in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Hurley family and Duke are intertwined yet again, with the Blue Devils facing Rhode Island on Saturday, March 17, 2018, coached by Bobby's younger brother Dan, in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
The Duke Blue Devils will play the Rhode Island Rams in the NCAA tournament's Round of 32 on Saturday in Pittsburgh. Duke senior guard Grayson Allen and others are warning the younger players that they can lose at any time.