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I tweeted Sunday afternoon that the four No. 1 seeds in the 2019 NCAA Tournament should be Duke, Virginia, North Carolina and Gonzaga - and in that exact order.

The 6-7, 285-pound Williamson scored 81 points over Duke's three ACC tournament wins and was named the event's most valuable player. If Williamson were to fall all the way to pick No. 30, the last pick guaranteed an National Basketball Association contract, he would earn no more than $1.6 million, according to last year's National Basketball Association draft.

Entering the season, concerns about Duke's outside shooting quietly lingered among the hype surrounding the otherworldly freshmen class-none of the expected starters graded out as a sharpshooter except for Cam Reddish. They've got the best odds, by far, to win the title in Minneapolis on April 8, and Duke is an overwhelming favorite to reach the Final Four.

"This is the best conference, especially this year, and I'm proud of my guys", Krzyzewski said. The Cavaliers' only other losses this season were to Duke, the overall No. 1 seed.

His shooting percentages should take a dip from now until April 8, though, if that means his scoring average will dramatically increase (he certainly has the offensive firepower to flirt with Glen Rice's tournament-record 184 points, which fueled Michigan's 1989 title run).

Morant and Murray State will face fifth-seeded Marquette in one of the most intriguing matchups in the round of 64.

Mfiondu Kabengele led the Seminoles with 14 points while Terance Mann added 12.

Florida State, which has matched the school record for wins with 27, is back in the NCAA Tournament field for the third consecutive year and the seventh time in 11 years under current head coach Leonard Hamilton. "That's to their credit". The spread on this game only has me even more intrigued because I think it has the same lean as I do.

O'Connell starred in the Blue Devils' second meeting with the Orange, and his career-high five 3-pointers broke down the vaunted 2-3 zone. The Cougars, who will open against Sun Belt champion Georgia State, will be trying to advance to the Sweet 16 after losing to MI in the second round a year ago. So what would happen if they were all in the same place during the NCAA Tournament?

From last season to this, Williamson has played a huge role in the Blue Devils' success.

However, once Williamson returned, Duke began to roll once again.

The Blue Devils are in the NCAA Tournament for the 24th consecutive season, which is topped by only Kansas' current streak of 30 consecutive tournaments.

Make no mistake about it, these Blue Devils can still score.

Jones drove the lane and passed to DeLaurier for an easy basket, then added two layups of his own.

Overrated Pick In The East: No. 3 LSUDespite not winning the SEC tournament as its top seed, LSU is still a popular choice to get to the Sweet 16, with over 61% of the public picking them to make it. While Kansas is a good team, they haven't been the same since center Udoka Azubuike suffered a season-ending injury in January and Lagerald Vick left the team in February. The Jayhawks are just -7 point favorites in this matchup.

But the Seminoles went cold from there, missing their next eight field goal attempts.

There are a bunch of intriguing possible scenarios for Duke in the national championship game.

  • Julie Sanders