The time has finally arrived for the 2019 NCAA Tournament matchup that many fans were anticipating since the bracket was released on Selection Sunday: Duke vs. Michigan State. This Elite Eight meeting marks the fifth time that legendary coaches Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo will clash in the NCAA Tournament, with Krzyzewski holding a 3-1 advantage so far. Duke, the top seed in the East Region, has won its last two games by a combined a three points. The Blue Devils were without Cam Reddish in the Sweet 16 but Tre Jones stepped up and set career-highs with 22 points and five 3-pointers. Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett are averaging over 46 points per game in the tournament, almost 60 percent of the team's points. 

No. 2 seed Michigan State defeated No. 3 seed LSU 80-63 in the East Regional semifinals. Four players scored in double figures for the Spartans. Freshmen Aaron Henry and Gabe Brown both set career-highs in points. Michigan State has won all three tournament games by double-digits, with an average margin of victory of 16 points. Cassius Winston, the Big Ten Player of the Year, leads the team in assists, but this team consistently makes the extra pass, averaging 15.7 assists per game in the tournament.

Viewing information

  • When: Sunday, 5:05 p.m. ET 
  • Where: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.
  • TV: CBS
  • Live stream: March Madness Live and fuboTV (try for free)

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