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Duke vs. Michigan State NCAA Tournament 2013 Capsule Preview: Predict The Winner

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No. 2 seed Duke will face No. 3 Michigan State in the Sweet 16 round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the Midwest region.

Duke returns to the Sweet 16 for the 27th time in program history after beating No. 15 Albany and No. 7 Creighton.

Tom Izzo's Spartans dismantled sixth-seeded Memphis in Auburn Hills to advance to the regional semifinals for the fifth time in the last six years.

History bodes well for the Blue Devils, considering Izzo is 1-6 all-time against Coach K.

The winner in this matchup on Friday, March 29 at 9:45 p.m. will advance to the Elite Eight and play the winner of No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 12 Oregon.

Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.

Duke

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

Michigan State

Regular Season Record: 25-8

Conference Record: 13-5 (Big Ten)

Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Ohio State in semifinals

Top Players: Keith Appling (Guard), Gary Harris (Guard)

Top 25 Wins: Kansas (#7), Ohio State (#11), Minnesota (#18), Michigan (#4), Wisconsin (#22)

Worst Losses: UConn (66-62)

RPI Ranking: 8

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