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No. 1 Duke vs. No. 5 Arizona
Arizona pulled off a small upset against Texas in the third round, and the Wildcats will look to pull off another upset over No. 1 seed Duke on Thursday.
Duke definitely has more talent than Arizona. All around, the Blue Devils could be the most talented squad in all of college basketball. With a stacked starting lineup, they can give Arizona trouble.
However, Duke will have struggle in one of the key aspects of its game.
The Blue Devils heavily rely on the three-point shot and Arizona has one of the best three-point defenses in the nation.
Duke shoots 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and makes over eight three-pointers per game. Arizona opponents shoot under 30 percent from beyond the arc.
Without being able to make its share of three-pointers, Duke is not quite the same team. In their losses this year, the Blue Devils have shot 26-for-108 (24.1) percent from three-point range. The Blue Devils have trouble winning without the three-point shot.
Duke's superior talent will allow the Blue Devils to stay in the game throughout, but Arizona will be able to pull off the upset on Thursday night.
My pick: Arizona 72, Duke 70