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 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.