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NCAA (First)Second Round Open Thread III

Friday afternoon.

West(Tulsa, OK): #4 Texas vs #13 Oakland, 12:15 PM, CBS
West(Charlotte, NC): #8 Michigan vs #9 Tennessee, 12:40 PM, truTV
Southwest(Chicago, IL): #2 Notre Dame vs #15 Akron, 1:40 PM, TBS
East(Cleveland, OH): #8 George Mason vs #9 Villanova, 2:10 PM TNT

West(Tulsa, OK): #5 Arizona vs #12 Memphis, 2:45 PM, CBS
West(Charlotte, NC): #1 Duke vs #16 Hampton, 3:10 PM, truTV
Southwest(Chicago, IL): #7 Texas A&M vs #10 Florida St., 4:10 PM, TBS
East(Cleveland, OH): #1 Ohio St. vs #16 UT-San Antonio, 4:40 PM, TNT

You could call this the NC State Coaching Search Session with Rick Barnes, Mike Brey, Sean Smiller and Mark Turgeon on coaching in games this afternoon. All four have been mentioned in one place or another as possible candidates for the job in Raleigh with Miller being the leading candidate. I actually said last night on Twitter that Missouri's Mike Anderson would be a good choice. He has some NCAA success and likes to play uptempo which means UNC-NCSU would be 90 point games. Fun!

Anyway, Duke takes the floor and we get out first glance at Kyrie Irving who will come off the bench. I am skeptical that this automatically makes Duke the team to beat or that he will come out and play at the same level he did in November.

Comments and complaints about Duke defensive tactics if you have 'em.