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First Half Instant Analysis: All Tied Up

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WITH VIDEO: Duke and Wisconsin have more than earned their chance to compete for the national title.  It’s Frank Kaminsky versus Jahlil Okafor and Sam Dekker versus Justise Winslow. The first half of the game from the view point of the match-ups were fairly even until both Okafor and Winslow for Duke got in early foul trouble and hit the bench for a majority of the last 10 minutes.

Wisconsin’s Dekker and Kaminsky had 8 and 7 points respectively, while Winslow and Okafor finished the first half with 7 and 6 to lead the Blue Devils as the teams went to the locker room tied at 31.

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Championship Preview: Wisconsin vs. Duke

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Finally. The madness ends tonight … and not in the way that many were expecting. No, we won’t see Kentucky getting a shot at 40-0. (You can thank — or curse — Wisconsin for that.) Instead, we get a rematch of a December game in Wisconsin and Duke. Two No. 1 seeds with loaded rosters and storied head coaches. That, in and of itself, is a story worth watching.

The game tips off at 9:18 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Final Four Preview: Duke vs. Michigan State

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Boy, oh boy. How lucky are we? Tom Izzo and Mike Krzyzewski facing off in the Final Four — Christmas in April. While its no real surprise that the Blue Devils have made it this far, it is rather astonishing that Michigan State has made it to Indianapolis.

This Final Four marks Izzo’s seventh as head coach of the Spartans in what maybe his best coaching job of his storied career.

While Coach K is searching for his fifth national title, he is also trying to win his third in the city of Indianapolis. In 1992, Duke upset the Runnin’ Rebels of UNLV in the Hoosier Dome and in 2010, Duke ruined the greatest basketball story ever told by beating Butler just three miles away from their own campus inside Lucas Oil Stadium. (The City of Indianapolis and I are still bitter.)

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