The Latest on the Duke Basketball team’s NCAA Tournament bid
Posted On June 19, 2021
The Duke basketball team will enter its first NCAA tournament bid in three decades on Friday after winning the Big East Tournament, according to sources close to the team.
The Big East announced it had awarded Duke with its first berth in the tournament after it advanced to the round of 64 with a 74-52 win over Villanova on Friday.
The Blue Devils have been in the NCAA tournament four times since 2009, winning the last two tournaments.
They lost to Ohio State in the first round of the tournament in 2013.
The Duke basketball program has been in this NCAA tournament three times, winning each of the last three tournaments.
It was one of the teams that entered the tournament with a chance to make the NCAA Tournament.