Second-seeded Duke needs to slow down Creighton's McDermott to advance in tournament
PHILADELPHIA – Duke will never be a first-weekend tournament darling. There's no such thing as an upset — unless the Blue Devils are beat.
The second-seeded Blue Devils (28-5) will try to avoid a second-straight early exit when they play seventh-seeded Creighton (28-7) on Sunday in the Midwest Regional.
The Blue Devils haven't advanced past the round of 16 since coach Mike Krzyzewksi won his fourth national championship in 2010.
The Bluejays haven't advanced to a regional semifinal since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, but for the second straight season they are a victory away from getting there.
Last year North Carolina stopped them. Now, another ACC team looks to send All-American Doug McDermott and Co. home early.