Sunday, March 11, 2012

Duke is a No. 2 seed, faces Lehigh

Duke is a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament and will face Lehigh in its opening game on Friday at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Mountain Hawks (26-7) won the Patriot League championship over Bucknell. Lehigh lost by nine points at Michigan State earlier this season.

The Blue Devils are in the same region as No. 1 overall seed Kentucky. No. 3 seed Baylor and No. 6 seed UNLV are two potential opponents for the Blue Devils.

If Duke can get past Lehigh, it would face Notre Dame or Xavier in the second round on Sunday in Greensboro. Notre Dame is coached by former Duke assistant Mike Brey.

The Blue Devils’ had a strong NCAA tournament resume with wins over No. 1 seeds North Carolina and Michigan State in addition to Kansas and Michigan.

After winning the NCAA title in 2010, Duke was eliminated in the Sweet 16 by Arizona last year.

-Jack Daly


Anonymous said...

Rational Duke fan here...weakest Duke team in about 4 years, we'll make it to the Sweet Sixteen and bow out vs. Baylor. We match up very well with UNLV, if we play them instead we'll make it to the Elite 8 and lose to UK.

I just don't see anybody stopping Kentucky this year.

Anonymous said...

Quick - name the only team in the country that's beaten 2 of the #1 seeds...

Duke (MSU and UNC)

Quick - name the only team in the country that's beaten 2 of the #2 seeds...

Duke (Kansas and themselves vs. Miami, lol)

Michael Procton said...

Duke may be weak, but Baylor is full of a bunch of dumb athletes, not ballplayers. Coach K will make them look stupid.

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Oh I just read who was seed number 1 and now I see who is seed number 2, that is pretty interesting in my opinion