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By Marc Lawrence, — The West Bracket of this year’s NCAA Tournament was deep, with top seed of the tourney Gonzaga surrounded with teams highly capable of pulling off an upset.

There are 21 Duke players on current NBA rosters. And Mike Krzyzewski’s final Duke team will add to that total with three surefire 2022 first-round picks (Paolo Banchero, AJ Griffin and Mark Williams) and two others in the first round conversation (Wendell Moore Jr. and Trevor Keels). All five of these guys average in double figures in Duke’s high-octane attack. Beware of the Devils.

No one wants to see Mark Adams’ Texas Tech team on their side of the bracket, because the Red Raiders will hound you. The question is: is there a better name in college hoops than Adonis Arms?

Defense travels in the NCAA tournament, and Arkansas has the explosiveness and size to impose their will on lesser opponents. But their offense was inefficient away from Bud Walton Arena and they’ve endured massive roster turnover since last year’s run to the Elite Eight. And Eric Musselman can coach.

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