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Bracketology: The Zion factor for Duke

February 21, 2019 Leave a comment

Dave2015The pertinent question this morning is the health of Zion Williamson.  Foremost, because he’s an exceptional talent and life is bigger than basketball.

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The secondary component is how his injury impacts Duke – both on the court and, subsequently, the Blue Devils’ standing on the Seed List.  If last night were the eve of Selection Sunday, the Committee would be forced to make a tough decision: evaluating Duke while Zion’s future availability is unknown.

Since a decision related to today’s bracket had to be made quickly in the wee hours of the morning with little information, Duke stays put, largely because the Blue Devils own a season sweep of Virginia, and two of its losses occurred with less than a full roster.  Once we know more about Zion’s status, further review will ensue.

As for the bubble, it’s a day-by-day thing.  This morning, Florida returns to the bracket after a huge road win at LSU.