No. 2 seed Duke will face No. 7 Creighton in the third round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the Midwest region.
Duke avoided another early upset by defeating Albany in the second round with dominating performances by Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry, who each recorded more than 20 points against the No. 15 Great Danes. The Bluejays advanced thanks in large part to a do-it-all effort from Doug McDermott against Cincinnati.
The winner in this matchup on March 24 will advance to the Sweet 16.
Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.
Regular Season Record: 27-5
Conference Record: 14-4 (Atlantic Coast)
Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Maryland in quarterfinals
Top Players: Mason Plumlee (Forward), Seth Curry (Guard), Ryan Kelly (Forward)
Top 25 Wins: Kentucky (#3), Louisville (#2), Ohio State (#4), Miami FL (#5)
Worst Losses: Maryland (83-81), Miami FL (90-63), Virginia (73-68)
RPI Ranking: 1
Regular Season Record: 27-7
Conference Record: 13-5 (Missouri Valley)
Conference Tournament Results: Won the MVC Tournament Final vs. Wichita State
Top Player: Doug McDermott (Forward)
Top 25 Wins: None
Worst Losses: Drake (74-69), Indiana State (76-57)
RPI Ranking: 25