Duke Heads South As Region's Top Seed

Fresh off the victory at the 2010 ACC Tournament, Duke learned it would head to the South Region in the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 seed. The Blue Devils will play the winner of Winthrop and Arkansas Pine-Bluff.

Should the Blue Devils make it past the winner of the play-in game, it would mean a second round matchup against the winner of Louisville and California.

The Golden Bears won the Pac 10 regular season title and feature former Blue Devil turned all-Pac 10 performer Jamal Boykin at the power forward position. Meanwhile the Cardinal would present any number of match up problems for Duke with the inside muscle of Samardo Samuels and the wing play of Peyton Silva and Edgar Sosa. It's a team that swept national power Syracuse on the season.

The second part of the regional bracket features Texas A&M as the five seed. The Aggies will face Utah State. Former top three team Purdue is the fourth seed and will face Siena.

The bottom half of the South Region is highlighted by second seeded Villanova. The Wildcats blew out the Blue Devils last season in the NCAA Tournament. Big 12 power Baylor is the three seed, while the Atlantic 10's Richmond and WAC's St. Mary's are the 7/10 matchup.

Duke will open the NCAA Tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. Should they make it to the regional round of the tournament they will head to Houston for the second weekend.

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