9:47 PM ET, March 24, 2013
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA -- Just like old times for Duke.Rasheed Sulaimon scored 21 points, Seth Curry had 17 and the No. 2 seed Blue Devils beat seventh-seeded Creighton 66-50 on Sunday night to advance to the NCAA round of 16 for the fourth time in five years.A year after they lost their NCAA tournament opener, the Blue Devils (29-5) return to the regional semifinals for the 27th time. They'll play No. 3 seed Michigan State (27-8) on Friday in Indianapolis.Let upsets strike down the other heavy favorites. It's back to business as usual for the Blue Devils.
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MVP: Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon was huge in this matchup. He finished with 21 points and five rebounds. He also went 3-for-5 from the 3-point line.
The X factor: Creighton entered the game as one of the top shooting teams in America. But the Bluejays went 2-for-19 (10.5 percent) from beyond the arc.
That was easy: I figured the Blue Devils would have a tough time with the Bluejays. Duke, however, just rolled on to another Sweet 16 in pedestrian fashion. No sweat.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||16-53 (.302)||19-49 (.388)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-19 (.105)||7-20 (.350)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-18 (.889)||21-28 (.750)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||26 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|
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