Depending on who wins on Sunday evening, Duke will face either nemesis North Carolina in the Final Four, which will be their first meeting in the NCAA Tournament, or Cinderella, Saint Peter’s.
Duke took care of business on Saturday night, defeating Arkansas 78-69.
As Coach K’s squad built a dominant first-half lead, four Duke players scored in double figures, highlighted by forward AJ Griffin’s 18 points. In the second half, they didn’t let it slide away.
The Blue Devils can now enjoy their victory, cut down the nets, and prepare for their first Final Four appearance since winning the championship in 2015.
Who will Duke face in the Final Four during March Madness?
In the Final Four, Duke will face the winner of Sunday’s game between Saint Peter’s and UNC.
Yes, Duke is one win away from facing their arch foe in the NCAA Tournament for the first time, courtesy of a UNC victory over Saint Peter’s.
Fans of the Blue Devils may be torn between rooting for the Peacocks or the Tar Heels in that clash.
On the one hand, facing Saint Peter’s, the No. 15 seed, would offer them a stronger chance of reaching the national championship game.
A battle with UNC and the potential to exact revenge for their regular-season setback at Cameron Indoor Stadium, on the other hand, is too tempting to pass up.
Whoever Duke meets in the Final Four will know that the Blue Devils are two wins away from sending Coach K home on a high note.