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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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Sweet 16 Preview: Can Utah contain Okafor?

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Duke’s first two games weren’t very competitive (sorry, Carla), with Duke winning by 29 in its first game and 19 in its second. Utah on the other hand, has been in some closer games, and took out 4th-seeded Georgetown by 11 points due to free throws. The two teams face off tonight at 9:45 p.m. ET on CBS for a chance to advance to the Elite 8.

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Instant Analysis: No. 1 Duke handles RMU

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Despite a couple of scoring runs by No. 16 Robert Morris to bring the crowd in Charlotte to its feet and put the Colonials within striking distance of top-seeded Duke, there was never really any doubt in the final result after the first couple of minutes in the game, as the Blue Devils cruised to an 85-56 win.

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