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2018 NCAA Tournament: Duke #2 In Midwest

Will open with Iona in Pittsburgh

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ACC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Grayson Allen #3 (L), Gary Trent Jr. #2 and Wendell Carter Jr #34 of the Duke Blue Devils react from the bench late in the second half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the quarterfinals of the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament at Barclays Center on March 8, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Duke will open the 2018 NCAA tournament as the #2 seed in the Midwest and will play Iona in Pittsburgh on Thursday. Danny Hurley’s Rhode Island team is looming as is Michigan State. Rhody will have to beat Trae Young and Oklahoma to advance to face the winner of Duke-Iona.

The Midwest field:

  1. Kansas
  2. Duke
  3. Michigan State
  4. Auburn
  5. Clemson
  6. TCU
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Seton Hall
  9. NC State
  10. Oklahoma
  11. TBD in Dayton
  12. New Mexico
  13. College of Charleston
  14. Bucknell
  15. Iona
  16. Penn

Also in the field from the ACC:

  • Virginia - 1 seed
  • UNC - 2 seed
  • Clemson - 5 seed
  • Miami - 6 seed
  • Virginia Tech - 8 seed
  • Florida State - 9 seed
  • NC State - 9 seed
  • Syracuse - First Four

We’ll have more soon but congratulations to Davidson, Arizona State and NCCU for making the field. Bobby Hurley coaches ASU obviously and NCCU is in Durham. We just admire Bob McKillop so much. It’s great that all three teams made it although Davidson’s bid came at the expense of Notre Dame.

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