Was Race a Factor In Duke's NCAA Seeding?

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Was Race a Factor In Duke's NCAA Seeding?
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When you think about Duke what comes to mind?  One of the best coaches of all time, one of the best academic institutions in the country, and of course winning. 

When the Selection Show wound down on Sunday the Duke haters came out in force.  From mass media to homie blog boy, everyone was saying that Duke got the most favorable draw and was treated like the overall number one seed in the tournament.

I won't lie, prior to the show I expected Duke to get a top seed.  They are clearly one of the top four teams in the nation, and not only won a share of the ACC Regular Season Title, but they also won the ACC Tourney.

what I did not expect was for the Devils to be the top seed in the South and play the winner of the play-in game.  An honor that I assumed went to the overall top seed.

At first glance I was unsure about how their bracket met their style.  To be honest several teams scare me including Nova, The Irish, and Baylor.

As I started breaking down the bracket further I came across an article posted on another website (Author and link later).  The post could have been created by a UNC grad, it had that type of feel.  None of that bothered me one but until I came across this exact quote... 

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