Capsule: Duke-Utah won’t be same matchup it was in Sweet 16

No. 7 Duke vs. Utah

When: Noon

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York

TV/Radio: ESPN, 96.5-WFLB, 620-WDNC

Projected starting lineups

No. 7 Duke (9-1)

G Matt Jones 13.6 ppg, 2.0 apg

G Luke Kennard 9.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg

G Grayson Allen 21.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg

G/F Brandon Ingram 14.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg

C Marshall Plumlee 6 ppg, 6.9 rpg

Utah (8-2)

G Brandon Taylor 7.9 ppg, 3.8 apg

G Lorenzo Bonam 9.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg

F Jordan Loveridge 14 ppg, 3.8 rpg

F Kyle Kuzma 10.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg

F Jakob Poeltl 19.1 ppg, 9.5 rpg


These are not the two teams that met in the Sweet 16 last year in Houston (a 63-57 Duke win that wasn’t as close as the final score indicated). Utah’s do-everything guard Delon Wright graduated, and the Blue Devils lost half of their team. The Utes’ backcourt has struggled mightily on both ends of the court this year.

Laura Keeley