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Instant Analysis: Duke rolls on

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No. 1 Duke cruised by No. 8 San Diego State in the Round of 32 today, 68-49, locking up its spot in the Sweet 16.

The game was never in question in the Time Warner Cable Arena, with Duke outscoring the Aztecs in both halves, and its defense remaining stout. Jahlil Okafor had a good day, ending the game with 26 points on 16 shots, but the real showing came from the Justin Winslow who grabbed 12 boards.

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Instant Analysis: Trice leads Spartans to Sweet 16

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This game was all too familiar for both teams. They met last year in the Sweet 16 with the Cavaliers getting the best of the Spartans. The air exuberated “revenge” for Michigan State as they pined for an upset. They fought early to get a small lead and kept it through the entire game. Michigan State outlasted a Virginia team that just couldn’t seem to get its shots to fall. It wasn’t hard to keep the sub-30-percent-shooting Cavaliers underneath in terms of score. Michigan State wins 60-54 and continues dancing.

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Preview: No. 7 Michigan St. vs. No. 2 Virginia

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This game matches up two great coaches in Tom Izzo and Tony Bennett.  The ACC regular season champ, Virginia, was able to win its first game in the tournament after losing 2 of the last 3 games beforehand.  The final score of its victory over Belmont may have been by 12, but the lead was only 2 with less than five minutes to play.  Virginia can’t let up runs to Michigan St. like it did to Belmont or the Cavaliers will be heading back to Charlottesville.

Michigan St. has come on strong lately and made it to the Big Ten championship, only to lose to Wisconsin in overtime.  The Spartans have played in seven overtime games over the span of the season.  Tom Izzo has his team coming together at the right time as they look to be this year’s 7 seed to cut down the nets at the end of it all.  The Spartans were able to beat the Georgia Bulldogs 70-63 in second round action on Friday.

The game tips at 12:10 ET on CBS.
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