8:15 PM ET, March 21, 2009
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Duke advances to Sweet 16 after squeaking by tough Texas challenge
Dinich: Meeting ExpectationsWith expectations always so high for Duke, it was a long two years between Sweet 16 appearances for the Blue Devils. Story
• Duke held on to beat Texas and advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006.
• Gerald Henderson scored 24 points to lead the way for Duke. Kyle Singler chipped in 17, including 3-of-5 from behind the arc.
• The Blue Devils shot 50 percent from three-point range as a team.
• Texas falls in the second round for the second time in the last three seasons. The Longhorns were led by A.J. Abrams who scored 17 points.
-- ESPN research
Duke lives and dies on the perimeter, but with Nova's backcourt -- and legit big man -- the Blue Devils could be out in the cold. Story
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-50 (.500)||23-53 (.434)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-12 (.250)||7-14 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-25 (.640)||21-27 (.778)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||23 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|
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