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Duke set to face Troy in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament

DURHAM, N.C. – The ACC Champion Duke men’s basketball team received the No. 2 seed in the East Region from the NCAA selection committee and will face Troy in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship on Friday, March 17, in Greenville, S.C.

The Blue Devils are 54-14 (.794) as a participant in the East Region and 26-9 (.743) as a No. 2 seed. The Blue Devils were last selected to the East Region in 2009.

The Blue Devils will make their 22nd consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and 33rd overall under coach Mike Krzyzewski. Duke also owns the best winning percentage in tournament history going 107-35 all time.


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