East Region

Duke (29-5)

6:10 p.m. Friday (Ch. 4)

N. Dakota St. (19-15)

VCU (25-7)

8:40 p.m. Friday (Ch. 4)

C. Florida (23-8)

Mississippi St. (23-10)

6:27 p.m. Friday (truTV)

Liberty (28-6)

Virginia Tech (24-8)

8:57 p.m. Friday (truTV)

St. Louis (23-12)

Maryland79

Thursday

Belmont77

LSU79

Thursday

Yale74

Louisville 76

Thursday

Gophers86

Michigan St. 76

Thursday

Bradley 65

Duke/NDSU

Sunday

Time TBA

VCU/UCF

Miss.St./Lib

Sunday

Time TBA

Va.Tech/StL

Mary.23-10

Saturday

Time TBA

LSU27-6

Gophers22-13

Saturday

Time TBA

Mich.St.29-6

Today's best best

(1) Duke vs. (16) North Dakota State

This is your classic David vs. Goliath matchup, including an actual David — North Dakota State coach David Richman, who got his start as a student assistant with the Bison nearly 20 years ago. Now he gets to match X's and O's with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has led the Blue Devils to five national titles. Richman's biggest problem will be containing 6-7, 285-pound freshman Zion Williamson (22.1 ppg, 8.9 rpg), who only seems to be slowed by faulty footwear.