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Tyrese Proctor switches the ball behind his back during Duke's win against Vermont.
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Beats' picks: Can No. 4-seed Duke men's basketball slow James Madison's high-flying offense to book spot in last 16?

On Sunday evening, the fourth-seeded Blue Devils play their second game in three days with a spot in the Sweet 16 on the line. The Chronicle’s beat writers are here with their takes about whether Duke can triumph over James Madison in Brooklyn, N.Y., to keep dancing.


Mark Mitchell attempts a jump shot against against N.C. State in the ACC tournament quarterfinals.
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Beats' picks: Can No. 4-seed Duke men's basketball win opening round of NCAA tournament against Vermont?

No. 4-seed Duke awaits an evening tipoff with No. 13-seed Vermont in Brooklyn, N.Y. to open its NCAA tournament run. The Chronicle’s beat writers offer their takes of how the Blue Devils will fare Friday against the Catamounts.