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Who does Duke play next in the NCAA Tournament?

BROOKLYN (WGHP) — Duke University will look to join its Tobacco Road rivals in the Sweet 16 on Sunday evening.

The No.13-ranked Blue Devils earned the 4-seed in the West Region of the bracket and faced off against the 13-seed University of Vermont in the first round.

Vermont kept the game close early but the Blue Devils ultimately pulled away to earn a comfortable 64-47 win.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 22: Tyrese Proctor #5 of the Duke Blue Devils heads for the net as Ileri Ayo-Faleye #0 of the Vermont Catamounts defends in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Barclays Center on March 22, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Next, Duke will face off against the 12-seed James Madison University Dukes for a chance to advance to the Sweet 16.

James Madison’s status as a 12-seed could be seen as a bit misleading as they boast a 32-3 record on the season and were ranked as high as No. 19 in the country at one point.

James Madison also has two impressive wins on the season as they defeated then-No. 4 Michigan State University on the road in their very first game of the season.

James Madison proved it can compete with big-time competition in its opening round game as they cruised to a 72-61 win over 5-seed the No. 23-ranked University of Wisconsin Badgers.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 22: Terrence Edwards Jr. #5 of the James Madison Dukes tries to escape the pressure by AJ Storr #2 of the Wisconsin Badgers during the first round of the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at Barclays Center on March 22, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

The battle of the Dukes will take place at around 5:15 p.m. and will be aired on CBS.

The Blue Devils will look to join its Tobacco Road rivals the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University who both have already qualified for the Sweet 16.

Duke and NC State could hypothetically meet in the Elite Eight and battle one another for a spot in the Final Four.

Source: Fox 8 News Channel

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