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Mar 30, 2024 2:19 am

NCAA Tournament roundup: Duke takes down No. 1 seed Houston

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Kyle Filipowski scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds as fourth-seeded Duke earned a spot in the Elite Eight with a 54-51 victory over top-seeded Houston on Friday night in the South Region in Dallas.

Jeremy Roach scored all 14 of his points in the second half while playing with a dislocated left pinkie finger for the Blue Devils (27-8).

Houston played the final 26 1/2 minutes without All-American Jamal Shead (sprained right ankle). LJ Cryer scored 15 points and J’Wan Roberts added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars (32-5).

Duke will face 11th-seeded North Carolina State, one of its Atlantic Coast Conference rivals, on Sunday for a spot in the Final Four.

No. 11 NC State 67, No. 2 Marquette 58

DJ Horne scored 19 points and the Wolfpack continued their stunning run with a victory over the Golden Eagles in Dallas to advance to the Elite Eight.

Casey Morsell added 15 points and Mohamed Diarra had 11 points and 15 rebounds as NC State (25-14) reached the Elite Eight for the first time since 1986. The Wolfpack will play No. 4 Duke in the regional final on Sunday riding an eight-game winning streak after they lost four straight to end the regular season.

Kam Jones scored 20 points and Tyler Kolek added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Marquette, (27-10), which shot just 33.3 percent from the field and a measly 4 of 31 (12.9 percent) from 3-point range.

Midwest Region

No. 1 Purdue 80, No. 5 Gonzaga 68

Zach Edey powered his way to 27 points and 14 rebounds and the Boilermakers pulled away to beat the Bulldogs in Detroit, advancing to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2019.

Braden Smith racked up 14 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds for Purdue (32-4), which shot 57.1 percent from the field and outscored Gonzaga 42-26 in the paint. Purdue will play No. 2 seed Tennessee in the regional final on Sunday.

Graham Ike had 18 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out for Gonzaga (27-8), which shot 49.2 percent. Nolan Hickman had 16 points while Ryan Nembhard and Anton Watson added 14 apiece.

No. 2 Tennessee 82, No. 3 Creighton 75

Dalton Knecht had 24 points, six rebounds and five assists and the Volunteers qualified for the Elite Eight for the second time in school history by beating the Bluejays in Detroit.

Zakai Zeigler supplied 18 points and six assists, and Josiah-Jordan James contributed 17 points for Tennessee (27-8), which ran off 18 straight points early in the second half to take control. Starting guard Santiago Vescovi missed the game due to an illness.

Baylor Scheierman led Creighton (25-10) with 25 points. Steven Ashworth added 16 points, Ryan Kalkbrenner had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Trey Alexander added 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

–Field Level Media

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