Tatum, Duke swat away Troy

Posted March 19, 2017

Since then many books bumped the Blue Devils to -20, and the total to 154. Tatum's line: 18 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks, four steals and just one turnover. Normally, there would be a two-Mississippi count from the moment he touched the ball until the audible jeers, but this one was instant.

Wesley Person Jr.is pretty much exactly what you would expect the son of former National Basketball Association sniper Wesley Person Sr.to be like. Allen reached down and, with his hands underneath Person's armpits, lifted up Person before retreating to play defense at the other end of the court. "Sometimes that's overblown because we've already played 30-some games each".

Perhaps, but that sort of moment doesn't square with Allen's now infamous reputation. With three senior starters, the Big East tourney champions are poised to make another deep run in March, maybe into early April.

The second video is every pick from the second round until the national championship game. But there certainly didn't appear to be any needed fine-tuning on Friday night.

It's not easy to predict who will win the tournament, or even make it out of the first round. Coach Mike Krzyzewski rolled with that arrangement through the ACC tournament into the NCAAs.

So, how far will the Blue Devils advance?

Notre Dame's Bonzie Colson turned his ankle in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game against Duke.

And so the madness of March revs up all over again - a tournament loaded with great teams, players and marquee matchups.

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Personally, I like to play the role of Switzerland in this debate.

But there was reason to believe you shouldn't have been anxious at all. And most of the times when I'm coming in it's kind of right after that first media (timeout). He'd scored five points. Marshall was the Mountain West's leading scorer at almost 20 points per game this year and Oliver is a versatile forward who could be selected in June's NBA Draft.

They should have enough to cruise to the Sweet 16, as they're too talented to trip up against Troy, South Carolina or Marquette, with former Duke star Steve Wojciechowski on the bench. His draft stock has taken a hit, and the 6-foot-5 guard is now a fringe first-rounder at best. Sophomore guard Joel Berry II's athleticism allows the Tar Heels to run in transition, similar to Roy William's previous national title teams.

► 4 p.m., South Region No. 1 North Carolina vs.

The Trojans are 0-1 SU but 1-0 ATS this year against Big Dance qualifiers; they lost to USC back in January out in LA 87-82 but covered easily as 22-point dogs. "They made sure we were on the right track". And then they thrive off it.

Teams with bulk and length in the front court are the ones that the Trojans can have the most trouble with, particularly picking up fouls on Varnado. However, their side of the bracket has them potentially going against the Kentucky Wildcats or UCLA in the Final Eight round, all of the teams that could/should be in the final four. "That's when you just rally around each other".

More important though was the play of Jayson Tatum. "It's definitely going to be a big advantage for us". He's partial toward Puddles the Duck, but don't let that distract you from the fact that the Ducks finished tied for first in an underrated Pac-12 conference this season. Before Friday's game, The Onion published a story titled "Grayson Allen Recalls Struggle Growing Up Without Any Principles".

He's hyper-aware that everything he does can and will be nitpicked. So, essentially, it's just a fancy way of saying wildcat, which happens to be one of the more common nicknames in college sports. His play was loud, but he kept himself on mute. When he is playing lights out, they could pull out big games against Kentucky and UNC.