Sweet 16 Preview: West Region Preview
Sweet 16 Preview: West Region Preview

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WEST REGION SWEET 16

Site: Anaheim, Calif.
Tip-off: Thursday

Chalk dominated the first weekend in the West regional as the higher seed won all but one game. The lone upset was a 4-5 matchup that featured Texas and Arizona. That's not to say there weren't exciting games as the two top-seeded teams, Duke and San Diego State, were both taken to the brink of defeat in the round of 32. Maybe the most unexpected development in the West regional is the comeback of guard Kyrie Irving to the Duke lineup. Now in Anaheim, San Diego State, the No. 2 seed, should enjoy a bit of a home-court advantage.

No. 5 Arizona vs. No. 1 Duke

Key Matchup:
Mason Plumlee will have his hands full with Arizona's Derrick Williams. Williams can not only dominate in the low post, but he can step outside and knock down an open shot. This season he shot more than 60 percent from ...

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Andrew Martinez
Andrew Martinez writes about baseball and football. He is a native Texan and roots for the Astros, Rockets, Texans, and Rice Owls.
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