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Quick Takes: Duke rolls, Pac-12 rebounds

Dave2015Duke looked like the best team in Maui on Monday, rolling past San Diego State without much trouble.  Next up: Auburn, which needed overtime to dispatch a pesky group of Musketeers.  Maybe the Tigers were looking past Xavier.  Who knows?  Regardless, Auburn better up its game today.

Gonzaga could have been looking ahead, too, or maybe Illinois is a little closer to bouncing back than we thought.  The Illini’s frenetic pace forced the Zags into 22 turnovers, and sophomore Trent Frazier poured in 29 after missing the Georgetown game (concussion protocol).  We’re still up for a potential Gonzaga-Duke final in Maui.  Set your DVR just in case.

More Quick Takes …

  • Overall, a nice rebound for Pac-12 teams on Monday.  Arizona rallied past Iowa State in Maui; the Wildcats now get a shot at Gonzaga.  And how about Arizona State?  The Sun Devils upset Mississippi State in Las Vegas. Kimani Lawrence poured in 22 for ASU, leading four players in double figures.
  • USC couldn’t pull off the trifecta, coming up short against Texas Tech.  On a separate note, the Trojans are now 0-2 against potential NCAA competition (Vanderbilt, Texas Tech).  Nice win for the Red Raiders.
  • Clemson survived a scare from Akron in the Cayman Islands; next up, Georgia.
  • Illinois State lost to the aforementioned Bulldogs (Georgia), dropping the Redbirds to 0-2 versus notable competition. They have games left with BYU, San Diego State, and Ole Miss, but their at-large margin is already slipping.
  • Utah State moved to 5-0 after dropping Saint Mary’s by 17 at the MGM in Vegas.  That earns the Aggies a shot against Arizona State.
  • VCU posted a nice, under-the-radar win against Temple.  It’s only been two weeks, but the Atlantic 10 race appears to be wide open.

Feast Week is just getting started.  Enjoy!

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