Duke Basketball:Final 4

Austin GradeContributor IMarch 30, 2010

HOUSTON - MARCH 28:  Guard Nolan Smith #2 of the Duke Blue Devils does a radio interview after a win against the Baylor Bears during the south regional final of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Reliant Stadium on March 28, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Duke is back in the final 4 for the first time since 2004.The Blue Devils had the hardest road of any 1 seed even though they were criticized of having the easiest bracket. The took care of ARK PB by demolishing them early and then took down Cal to prove they belonged as an elite school. It got tougher in the Sweet 16 against Purdue, but they gutted out a gritty victory over a Purdue team that was playing mad about losing Hummel for the rest of the year. Then to the elite 8 against a Baylor squad that had an essential home game in Houston versus the Devils. It was the second highest turnout for any team in a regional game for one team in NCAA Tournament history.

Way to go Devils, and we look forward to a great game versus West Virginia