In the battle of Coach Ks, No. 1 Duke overcame No. 5 Utah in the Sweet 16 matchup, 63-57. Freshman Justise Winslow showed up with a huge double-double as the Blue Devils move on to the Elite 8 for the 14th time under Coach K.
Notre Dame is coming off a big 81-70 Sweet 16 victory against Wichita State and is on its way to its first Elite 8 appearance since 1979. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the Irish will face the top overall seed and still undefeated Kentucky Wildcats. The question is, how much “luck” will the Irish need to dethrone the Wildcats?
The classic 5-seed versus 12-seed matchup was everything and then some from the Bulls and Mountaineers. Buffalo mounted a huge run, but West Virginia held on by the score of 68-62.