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Added March 24th, 2011 by Ryan

Sweet 16: Duke (1) vs. Arizona (5)

West Region: Duke Blue Devils (1) vs. Arizona Wildcats (5) Thurs. March 24, 2011 9:45 p.m. EST

Last season the Duke Blue Devils (1) came into the 2010 NCAA Tournament will high hopes of beating the best of the best during March Madness and winning an NCAA title. Even though most people had written them off as an inferior team in the tourney, Coach K was able to lead his squad to yet another NCAA title over the underdog Butler Bulldogs (8).

Coming into the 2011 NCAA Tournament, the Duke Blue Devils (1) are looking to do something that not many have done in the past by winning two consecutive NCAA titles. So far, the Blue Devils have played extremely well as they absolutely dominated the Hampton Pirates (87-45) in the second round and followed that up with a close win over the Michigan Wolverines (73-71).

Despite barely being able to get the best of the Michigan Wolverines in the third round, the defending NCAA champion Duke Blue Devils (1) are still -8.5 point favorites heading into their Sweet 16 matchup with the Arizona Wildcats (5). This spread is a bit too high in my opinion as I believe the Wildcats will give the Blue Devils a run for their money on Thursday night.

Duke (1) should come out with the win, but Arizona (5) will make this a close game.

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