Blue Devils move on to Sweet 16
If not for their victory Sunday night, the Duke Blue Devils likely would be in a foul mood.
But Duke's 66-50 win over Creighton at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia gives the Blue Devils a trip to Indianapolis for a Sweet 16 matchup against Michigan State and the 2,000th victory in the program's history.
Ryan Kelly played much of the second half Sunday with four fouls, and Mason Plumlee fouled out with 2:45 remaining. Rasheed Sulaimon led the Blue Devils with 21 points, while Seth Curry added 17.
At Kansas City, North Carolina won the first half, but top-seeded Kansas ran away with the second to eliminate the Tar Heels 70-58 — for the second consecutive season.
In the NCAA Women's Tournament, Tricia Liston posted 20 points and Elizabeth Williams added 18 to give Duke a 67-51 win over Hampton at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Blue Devils will face Oklahoma State, which beat DePaul 73-56 in the other game at Cameron, in the second round Tuesday (7:10 p.m.).
North Carolina's Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored a career-high 30 points to lead the Tar Heels past Albany 59-54 in their opening-round game at Newark, Del.
UNC, which trailed 28-33 at halftime, will face Delaware on Tuesday night in the second round.