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Duke Will Open 2015 NCAA Tournament With N. Florida/Robert Morris Winner

For basketball fans, this is like Christmas - or a funeral.

Will Jahil Okafor and Duke soar in the 2015 NCAA tournament?
Will Jahil Okafor and Duke soar in the 2015 NCAA tournament?
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The 2015 NCAA tournament details have been announced and here are the basics you need to know for Duke.

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Duke will open as the #1 seed in the  South Regional and will open play in Charlotte. The opening opponent will be the winner of N. Florida and Robert Morris.

Don't get cocky: Robert Morris knocked off Kentucky in the NIT a couple of years ago.

Robert Morris RPI: 171. North Florida: 162

San Diego State is not a fun second-round opponent if the teams meet. Steve Fisher has done an unreal job out there. St. John's just suspended big man Chris Obekpa for two weeks which will make life tougher for Steve Lavin's team.

Utah is a serious threat if both Duke and the Utes advance. Of course the teams have a common history with Bill Foster who came to Duke from Utah.

There's a potentially fun game down the road if both Iowa and Iowa State advance in the East.

Larry Brown opens against his old school, UCLA, where he was once the rising hot young coach. It's not exactly where Steve Alford is now - he's not very popular at the moment - but it should be interesting.

As for the rest of the ACC, Virginia is #2 in the East, where Louisville is #4 and NC State is #8.

Virginia opens with Belmont, which presents a fascinating clash of styles. Belmont is fun, drag racing, cotton candy.

Virginia is sand in your motor. Should be a lot of fun to watch.

State opens with LSU, Ralston Turner's old school.

Louisville opens with UC Irvine, which features  7-6 center.

UNC opens with Harvard in an unintentionally funny pairing. Hey Heels - those are students over there! Real classes!

And Notre Dame is #3 in Kentucky's regional, but Dick Vitale thinks the Irish could conceivably take the Wildcats. Well maybe. A three beats a two but Notre Dame has no shot of guarding Kentucky inside other than a very tight zone. We'll see.