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It's the time of year where every team is in "survive and advance" mode. The UConn Huskies know this all too well with the legendary program being a fixture this late in the tournament. This marks their 30th straight season in the Sweet 16, but the Huskies will hope to avoid an upset they suffered at this stage last year when they take on Duke on Saturday. 

These two last met in the Sweet 16 of the the 2018 NCAA Tournament. On that occasion, UConn won by double digits en route to a trip to the national championship game. The Huskies will be expected to advance this time around as well, but the Blue Devils will have plenty of confidence after their upset win to even reach this stage of the tournament. 

The winner of Saturday's matchup will move on to face the winner of No. 1 seed USC and No. 5 seed Baylor on Monday. Let's take a look at how you can watch the game before getting to a key storyline to follow in the game below.

How to watch (3) UConn vs. (7) Duke

Date: Saturday, March 30 | Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Moda Center -- Portland, Oregon
TV: ESPN | Live stream: fubo (Try for free)

UConn vs. Duke: Key storyline

The big question for Saturday is whether Duke can succeed in grinding this game to a halt and turning it into a low-scoring, low-possession affair. Because, simply put, the Blue Devils do not have the firepower to keep up if this turns into a shootout. 

UConn is tied for fourth in the country in offensive rating (112.9), sixth in team true shooting percentage (.583) and has one of the best offensive players in college basketball in Paige Bueckers. Duke, by comparison, is tied for 90th in offensive rating (98.4), tied for 61st in true shooting percentage (.528) and does not have Paige Bueckers. 

Not keen on advanced stats? Then consider this: the 75 points Duke scored in its upset win over Ohio State were its most in a game since Jan. 26 and only the eighth time they've reached that mark all season. UConn, on the other hand, has done so in 24 of its 35 games. 

If this is a high-scoring game, UConn wins. If it isn't, the Huskies may still win anyway thanks to their superior talent, but Duke will at least have a chance.