Tyrese Proctor holds his form after sinking a three against James Madison.

Beats' picks: Will No. 4-seed Duke men's basketball upset Houston, keep dancing past Sweet 16?

No. 4-seed Duke faces its biggest test of the season Friday night in the NCAA Sweet 16, making the trip to Dallas for a colossal bout with No. 1-seed Houston. The Chronicle’s beat writers are here to predict whether the Blue Devils can keep dancing to the Elite Eight.

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No. 3 Duke softball splits opening 2 games of Louisville series, wins third behind Vega's milestone day at the plate

Duke traveled down to Louisville, Ky., Friday for a three-game ACC series against the Cardinals. It entered the weekend confident, only a week after ending its 21-game winning streak. But after a tough one-run performance Saturday, the third-ranked Blue Devils reignited offensively for a 5-3 win against the Cardinals Sunday afternoon, winning the series.