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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Well, it's real out here in Portland. Duke struggling to find and hit shots against this Portland State zone. Not very physical, either. On the other end, Portland State (46.2 percent from beyond the arc) is loving this Duke zone. Finding open looks. Duke was sloppy in the first half and now they're down.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

No size. But they're flying all over the floor. Challenging a bigger team for rebounds. Attacking inside. Doesn't matter if Portland State wins this or not. Gained a lot of respect off this first-half effort.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Portland State entered this game shooting 43 percent from the 3-point line. The Vikings started 5-for-9 from beyond the arc in this game. Portland State fans are going wild for this surprising start.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

In this tournament, Duke needs Tre Duval to play like a true point guard. Turnover on previous possession was just the result of him trying to force a pass into the post. Portland State starting strong. Duval has to be the guy who helps the Blue Devils play with more patience.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

At ACC media day, Roy Williams said North Carolina's Luke Maye had to be more assertive this season. Played well against Portland. Will face more athleticism and length against the Arkansas/Oklahoma winner Friday.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

This Tar Heels squad is much different from last year's group. Obviously. But I think their versatility will carry them into the ACC's top tier. Definitely want to see how they look once Cam Johnson returns.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Pinson worked on his perimeter game in the offseason. That's great. But this is who he is. He's best when he attacks and plays aggressive inside. He fell in love with the 3-pointer in some of his first games this year. But the Tar Heels need Pinson to just go to work and make plays around the basket.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Portland not intimidated by North Carolina. Pilots fighting for loose balls and rebounds. Surprised by how physical Terry Porter's team is at the start of this game. But they have to play that way all game to have a chance.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Day one of PK80. Bouncing between both buildings. Eight games today. #FeastWeek

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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame led 4-2 and 67-66. That's it.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Wichita State's halfcourt defense so far has been exceptional. Denying passing lanes, collapsing once Notre Dame puts it on the deck to drive, contesting perimeter shots.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

The Battle 4 Atlantis bracket shakeup impacts Villanova's non-conference schedule. Instead of Purdue and perhaps Arizona, they get Tennessee and NC State/Northern Iowa/SMU. Toughest remaining non-con games after the tourney are vs. Gonzaga in NYC, at Temple.