Blair Kerkhoff: Duke's loss caps miserable weekend for ACC

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They held Duke to 38.9 percent from the floor and their defense and physicality was such that Duke went for a 5:32 stretch late in the second half where the Blue Devils were 0-for-6 with one turnover.

Duke used withering outside fire to build a comfortable early lead on the Trojans. And it shows that if you're not doing one of those, that means you never really became a team. "It's hard knowing how far we could have gone". There were a lot of tears last night. "After just about every basket, they're going insane in the room". Duke doesn't have the foul shot excuse either - they went 18-19 in the second half and 27-19 for the whole game. We will not try to reinvent that.

Arizona State never wilted in playing No. 1 seed SC on its home floor in the second round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. Villanova along with Gonzaga are two teams that have been doubted all season long as both schools that were No. 1 in the rankings at some point during the regular season.

Turns out, we're not alone: There are no flawless brackets left for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament after this weekend, and according to NCAA.com, only one bracket - out of the tens of millions filled out across NCAA.com, Bleacher Report, CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports, and Yahoo - even made it unscathed through most of Saturday.

Guards Crystal Primm and Faith Suggs will also have to shoulder the burden for Duke (28-5) in Lambert's absence.

The lead was just one, before another run, this time a 12-4 spurt, in which Dozier accounted for nine points, giving SC a 64-55 lead with 6:36 left.

"Well, we are now the Electric Eight", McCallie said. And yet, the Gamecocks were still hanging tough going into the final 20 minutes. That is a good thing. "I thought we beat a very good Arizona State team".

Duke guard Derryck Thornton (12) and Duke guard Grayson Allen (3) react as they walk to the bench for a time out during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament against Notre Dame, Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Washington.

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Although Suggs and Primm have flashed their potential at times this season, the duo is unlikely to replicate Lambert's 39.7 percent shooting mark from beyond the arc. That's just plain embarrassing, but shouldn't have shocked anyone, given how this season has gone.

The Blue Devils will have their hands full against an OR backcourt that is capable of getting hot from the perimeter.

Baylor proved in a hard-fought battle against No. 11 USC that it's more than just a one-man team.

J.P. Pelzman and Jerry Carino analyze Seton Hall's 77-71 loss to Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. OR shot just 4-of-16 from beyond the arc, but came away with the win by relying on freshman Ruthy Hebard, who finished with 23 points and the game-winning buzzer-beater to push the Ducks to the second round.

It took Horn's replacement, Frank Martin, five years to undo not only the damage to the state of the program, but four decades' worth of psychic damage to a fan base that, notwithstanding baseball, equestrian, and a couple fits and starts in football, has known nothing but heartbreak across the board. "The way Lexie, Becca, Kyra, Crystal, everybody, have committed to defense-they really enjoy getting after folks from a standpoint of the ball pressure and the intensity".

The Blue Devils started the season as a favourite to win its sixth national title but instead failed to make it out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

Oregon's jump-shot heavy attack somewhat resembles the offense Duke faced from Syracuse in two wins this season.

Sophie Bruner missed a heavily contested 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have tied it in the Stockton Regional game. "It definitely is a special time in our lives", Butler fifth-year senior guard Tyler Lewis said of this postseason.

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