FACT: Since 2013, Duke University has produced more porn stars than Final Four appearances. They can even the score by beating a very good Gonzaga team this afternoon.
The Blue Devils haven't been back to the tournament's last weekend since winning the national title back in 2010. They're a 2.5 point favorite to advance to Indianapolis and return to the court where luminaries like Brian Zoubek and a handful of Plumlee brothers hoisted that NCAA trophy five years ago. First, they'll have to get past man-child Kyle Wiltjer, Arvydas Sabonis's son, and Vandy transfer Eric McClellan in the Elite Eight. McClellan has only played about eight minutes per game this season, but those numbers are bound to go up if Kevin Pangos can't resist the growing temptation to punch a Blue Devil on Sunday afternoon. It's okay, Kevin. We've all been there.
Sunday's action starts with a showdown between Michigan State and Louisville to determine which team will be the lowest-seeded member of the Final Four. Here's the full viewing schedule below:
|(7) Michigan State vs. (4) Louisville||1:20 CST
|(2) Gonzaga vs. (1) Duke||4:05 CST||CBS|
And, as usual, I'll kick off the conversation with some nonsense: which coach would make a worse Olive Garden manager? Rick Pitino, or Tom Izzo?