They’ll attempt to practice the lead of UCLA, which went from the First 4 to the Ultimate 4 closing season.
Dayton just about ended up in Dayton. The Flyers have been one of the crucial closing 4 groups overlooked of the 68-team bracket at the side of Oklahoma, SMU and Texas A&M.
KRZYZEWSKI’S LAST DANCE
Duke trainer Mike Krzyzewski, who introduced closing yr this might be his ultimate season, will try to stroll away with a 6th nationwide identify and thirteenth Ultimate 4 look. He enters this NCAA Event two wins clear of attaining 1,200 occupation victories.
Duke is a No. 2 seed within the West Area and faces Cal State Fullerton on Friday in Greenville, South Carolina. Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils may finally end up dealing with Tom Izzo and Michigan State in an intriguing second-round matchup.
Duke’s nationwide championships, all beneath Krzyzewski, got here in 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010 and 2015. The Blue Devils haven’t reached the Ultimate 4 since that 2015 identify.
The Large Ten leads all meetings with 9 bids, however none of its groups were given seeded first or moment in a area. That would make it tough for the Large Ten to win its first identify since Michigan State’s 2000 championship.