Must-watch player: Marvin Bagley
This surely will be your last chance to watch Bagley, the freshman power forward from Duke, hone his craft in college. He’s expected to be a top-three draft pick, taking his unique scoring ability to the NBA. He seems to effortlessly put up points in bunches.
Must-watch matchup: Seton Hall vs. N.C. State
Seton Hall has been bounced from the first round each of the past two seasons but hopes to change its fortunes. N.C. State, under first-year coach Kevin Keatts, went 11-7 in the ACC and has notched wins against Duke, North Carolina, Clemson and Arizona.
Calling it now: Kansas
It’s incredible, really, the Jayhawks have made 29 consecutive tournaments, an NCAA record. Devonte’ Graham leads the offense, but they need big man Udoka Azubuike (knee) back healthy.
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