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20 Amazing Stats from the First Weekend of the NCAA Tournament

48 games in four days gave us plenty of fodder for crunching numbers
20 Amazing Stats from the First Weekend of the NCAA Tournament

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is over, and in some ways there are relatively few surprises.


In a macro sense, it’s not surprise to see Kentucky, Louisville, Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State or even UCLA here. The same great coaches keep advancing through the Tournament. Four of the five active Hall of Fame coaches are in the second weekend. The exception, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, is not allowed to be here.


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NCAA Tournament Game Capsules

Jahlil Okafor scored 26 points with six rebounds as top-seeded Duke crushed eight-seeded San Diego State, 68-49, in a third round matchup of the South Region of the NCAA Tournament. Quinn Cook scored 15 points with five boards and Justise Winslow added 13 points, 12 boards and five assists for the Blue Devils (31-4), who downed Robert Morris in their first game of the tournament. Duke will travel to Houston for a Sweet 16 matchup on Friday against fifth-seeded Utah. Winston Shepard scored 13 points and was the only player in double-digits for the Aztecs (27-9), who defeated St. John's in the second round on Friday.