The big names come out to play -- Villanova, Duke, Kansas -- with a spot in the Elite Eight on the line. Will the top seeds advance, or will lower seeds again bust brackets?
2018 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/10W 97-68
- 11/11W 99-69
- 11/142W 88-81
- 11/17W 78-61
- 11/20W 92-63
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- 12/5W 124-67
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- 12/20W 104-40
- 12/3024W 100-93
- 1/6L 96-85
- 1/10W 87-52
- 1/13W 89-71
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- 1/20W 81-54
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- 1/272L 65-63
- 1/29W 88-66
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- 2/11W 80-69
- 2/14W 74-52
- 2/1811W 66-57
- 2/21W 82-56
- 2/24W 60-44
- 2/26L 64-63
- 3/39W 74-64
- 3/8W 88-70
- 3/912L 74-69
- 3/1515W 89-67
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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Nearing the end of a memorable four years at Duke, Grayson Allen said he would do it all over again.
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski on the amateurism model, continuing the call for change: "It's not my model... We do what the [NCAA leaders] tell us to do. The model needs to be changed, especially in regards to what a kid and his family can do before they come to your institution -- because the school and the coaches have no control over that." Krzyzewski says young players deserve an opportunity to "max out, like everyone else in our country, what talent will give you."
Early exits by Arizona and Oklahoma might have opened the door for the likes of Duke's Marvin Bagley III, Kansas' Devonte' Graham and Villanova's Jalen Brunson to win the Wooden Award.
What happened in the first two rounds? It was crazy, but we're moving on because the Sweet 16 has arrived. The blue bloods are here, but so are the wild cards, including two(!) 11-seeds. Enjoy the games, but here's what's going to happen this weekend.
The seed was planted when Mike Krzyzewski took Jim Boeheim's advice and went to a 2-3 zone during a Team USA exhibition in 2010. Coach K turned to the zone again this season to save his defense and get the Blue Devils to the Sweet 16.
OK, let's get a few things straight: A revolution is not happening in college basketball. Nor is what is happening in this NCAA tournament unprecedented. We've had crazier tournaments. What isn't crazy is The Bilastrator's order of the 16 remaining teams.
So your bracket is busted, your original champion is already out of the tournament and you need someone new to follow. We've done the research for you already. All you have to do now is pick the team that best fits your style.
Behold! It's our unassailable list of the most dominant champions of the past 20 years, headed by one very recent, very dominant basketball team.
Let's try this again. It's not exactly the 16 teams we expected, but it's time to take a good look and put them in the proper order. The top teams aren't that shocking, but then the surprises start.
Welcome to the Sweet 16, Sister Jean. Loyola-Chicago's Cinderella story is just one delightful development in this year's field. Half the 1-seeds are gone, and there's no telling who has the upper hand to reach the Final Four.
The field has been trimmed. Only 16 are left standing. It's time to look at what they did to get here and, more importantly, what they need to do if they hope to keep moving along in March.
Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer
Spectrum Center doing an outstanding job of finding every person at UNC-A&M wearing Duke gear and throwing them onto video screen. Instantaneous boos. Grant Hill thinks it's hilarious.
Malinda Adams ESPN Producer
Excitement is in the air as Duke advances to the Sweet 16.
Mike Krzyzewski might want to stop worrying about his team's inexperience. The loaded if young Blue Devils hardly seemed intimidated by NCAA Tournament's bright lights.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
Duke completely overwhelmed Rhode Island, using its size and talent to its advantage to make it to the Sweet Sixteen. The Rams had no answers for Marvin Bagley III, who had his way in the paint all day and finished with a team-high 22 points.
Virginia had been the most popular pick to win it all (18.5 percent), leaving Villanova (16.3), Duke (9.8) and Michigan State (8.6) as crowd favorites.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
How quickly Virginia's title hopes plummeted:
The first day of the second round begins with top seed Villanova taking on the electrifying Collin Sexton and Alabama, and it also will feature Cinderella hopeful Buffalo facing Kentucky.
Former Duke star Bobby Hurley says he'll be rooting for his brother when Dan Hurley's Rhode Island team takes on the Blue Devils on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
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