Only 700 people in this line would get their name picked out of the lottery for a chance to buy a $20 ticket to the Final Four that’s good for both the semifinal and national championship (conditional on Duke winning).
The Blue Zone takes a look back at the NCAA tournament game that changed college basketball history 30 years ago.
That scene in the moment told the story of a team despondent after a loss that would soon become infamous. But ultimately, it represented a greater storyline: an 18- and 19-year-old having to carry the weight of determining Mike Krzyzewski’s legacy.
With Duke punching its ticket to the Final Four for the first time since 2015, the Blue Zone breaks down its 78-69 Elite Eight win against Arkansas with one player, one word and one stat.
The Blue Devils put on one of their most complete performances against the Razorbacks, remaining comfortably in the driver’s seat for a vast majority of the game’s 40 minutes.
Duke led for the vast majority of the first half, keeping the Razorbacks at an arm’s length but struggling to pull away from its persistent opponent.
The second-seeded Blue Devils are in the midst of their second game at Chase Center, this time against No. 4-seed Arkansas for a spot in the Final Four. Duke was ahead for most of the half, and took a 45-33 lead into the first period. Here are five of our observations from the first 20 minutes.
The Blue Zone has a player for both Duke and Arkansas that could bring the firepower to send his team to the Final Four.
Duke comes in as a four-point favorite in this Elite Eight matchup against Arkansas in San Francisco. At the end of this one, the winner at Chase Center will come away with a spot in the Final Four in New Orleans and a chance at putting their team in the college basketball record books.
Much has been made about Duke’s switch to a zone defense in the second half against Texas Tech in Thursday night's Sweet 16 win, but in reality, that switch didn’t slow the Red Raiders down.
With these two programs set for just their third postseason meeting Saturday night, let’s take a second to reflect on the brief—but tense—history between them.
After Duke's win against Texas Tech in the Sweet 16, the Blue Zone breaks down the game with the Player of the Game and more.
For so long, the dream of a championship run in Krzyzewski’s last season has been just that: a dream. But now, with the immortalized coach’s players leading the charge, these Blue Devils have what it takes to make that dream a reality.
With four minutes on the clock, the Blue Devils were down one despite four players being in double-digit points.
It’s been an intense first 20 minutes here at the Chase Center with No. 2-seed Duke and No. 3-seed Texas Tech facing off beside the Bay for the right to face No. 4-seed Arkansas in the Elite Eight. With the Red Raiders leading 33-29 at the break, here are five of our observations from the first half.
Duke will face off against Texas Tech at 9:30 p.m. at Chase Center in San Francisco, and given the way these two teams match up and the one-point spread in favor of the Red Raiders, all signs point to a nail-biter. Let's see who our beats pick to move on to the Elite Eight.
With No. 2 seed Duke set to take on No. 3 seed Texas Tech in its Sweet 16 game Thursday evening, the Blue Zone has you covered with some can't-miss prop bets:
Duke's win against Michigan State drew 11.2 million viewers, making it the NCAA tournament's most-viewed game through the first two rounds.