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2019 Schedule
11-14, 12th in Sun Belt
14d

South Alabama rallies to beat Troy 81-75

Trhae Mitchell scored 17 points and dished five assists, Josh Ajayi added 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and South Alabama rallied to beat Troy 81-75 on Saturday night.

Troy buries long 3 to stun Georgia State (0:41)
28d

Varnado's 3-pointer gives Troy upset over Georgia State

Jordan Varnado scored 32 points including a 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left and Troy beat Georgia State 77-75 on Saturday, ending the Panthers' seven-game win streak and handing them their first Sun Belt Conference loss of the season.

Kentucky wins despite shaky second half (1:08)
Knox flies down court for alley-oop (0:18)

Tom Hart ESPN College Football 

Take a behind the scenes tour of the Cats locker room and lounge as Kentucky prepares to take on Troy, 8:00 ET on @secnetwork.

Tatum describes overcoming nerves of the tournament (0:54)
Allen breaks down keys for Duke in win over Troy (1:23)

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

The Blue Devils' 13 3-pointers just the ninth time this season they've reached double digits. They're 8-1 in those games with the loss coming at Syracuse. Duke advances to face winner of South Carolina-Marquette with 87-65 win over Troy.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke much better defensively in second half vs Troy. Something tells me this zone Mike Krzyzewski has sporadically used in postseason (most notably vs Louisville in ACC tournament) is going to help win a few more games.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Jayson Tatum has the first double-double by a Duke freshman in an NCAA tournament debut since Danny Ferry in 1986 vs Mississippi Valley State, per ESPN Stats and Info. Tatum currently has 16 points, 12 rebounds and has tied a career-high with four blocks.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Jayson Tatum has the first double-double by a Duke freshman in an NCAA tournament debut since Danny Ferry in 1986 vs Mississippi Valley State, per ESPN Stats and Info. Tatum currently has 16 points, 12 rebounds and has tied a career-high with four blocks.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke averaged 8.8 3-pointers per game in ACC play but already with 12 against Troy. Need four more to tie season-high 16 in its win over Georgia Tech.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Marques Bolden again takes seat at end of Duke bench this half. It's easily the most disengaged as I've seen him. It's telling Antonio Vrankovic got in the first half and he didn't. Bolden hasn't logged more than four minutes over the past six games.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Most UNC fans have cleared out of the arena so it's odd to me how much Duke's Grayson Allen is being booed off of reputation. The Blue Devils/Allen don't have any history with Troy/South Carolina/Marquette fans that are here -- and presumably doing the booing.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

The repaired court square at Bon Secours Arena got sanded down a bit. There's already been a lot of activity on it during Troy-Duke game and so far so good.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

If Troy doesn't figure out a better way to defend the 3-point line, it could be in for a long night. (It may be a long night anyway.) Four of Duke's first six baskets were from behind the arc and four different players have made one.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski taking a shot at the state of North Carolina's HB2 law, which is why the NCAA moved these games from Greensboro, NC to Greenville, SC: "It would be nice if our state got as smart and also would host not just basketball tournaments but concerts and other NCAA events. Maybe we'll get there next century, I don't know, we'll see."

Team Stats

Points Per Game75.2
Rebounds Per Game34.5
Assists Per Game13.9
Points Allowed75.9283rd

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-2
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances2