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Allen, Tatum combine to help Duke rout Troy

Grayson Allen had 21 points off five 3-pointers, Jayson Tatum had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and second-seeded Duke continued its perfect postseason with an 87-65 victory over Troy.

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."

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke is one of the few teams that uses its open practice to run drills the entire time. Usually these sessions turn into either a dunk contest, showing off trick and/or half court shots.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke's Harry Giles on gaining confidence from the ACC tournament and what it will take to feel like he's "back"

ESPN Stats and Information  

The last time Duke was a No. 2 seed, it fell to Mercer in the first round. BPI does not see a repeat of that happening when the Blue Devils take on Troy on Friday.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Troy lost its first game in its only tourney appearance (2003), but don't dismiss the Trojans. A Sun Belt team won an NCAA tournament game in both 2015 (No. 14 Georgia St.) and 2016 (No. 12 Arkansas-Little Rock). (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Sun Belt Conference has had more than its share of Cinderellas, but the 15th-seeded Trojans don't look to be equipped to take out a hot Duke team.

ESPN Stats and Information  

After vaulting itself into No. 1 seed conversation with its ACC tournament championship Saturday night, eight-loss Duke gets the No. 2 seed in the East region. Baylor gets the No. 3 seed, while AAC champion SMU faces the play-in game winner between Providence and USC in what should be an intriguing matchup.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Troy wins its first Sun Belt Tournament title since joining the conference in 2005-06. It will be Troy's first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2003. Wesley Person finished the tournament with 15 made 3s, tied for the conference tournament record.

ESPN Stats and Information  

ESPN's BPI favors No. 6 seed Troy in the Sun Belt Championship over Texas State (2 ET, ESPN2). The Trojans are looking for their second NCAA tourney bid (2003) and 1st Sun Belt title. Texas State last made the NCAA tournament in 1997 and is seeking its third appearance.

Team Stats

Points Per Game78.164th
Rebounds Per Game36.9107th
Assists Per Game13.1Tied-204th
Points Allowed72.1175th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-1
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances1