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MARCH MADNESS / NCAA TOURNAMENT | EAST REGIONAL AT
PHILADELPHIA

First Look

March 20, 2001|SAM FARMER

UCLA vs. DUKE

AT A GLANCE

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UCLA Category Duke 83-29 NCAA Record 69-22 23-8 2000-01 Record 31-4 3rd Pac-10 Conference Finish 1st ACC None Conf. Tournament Champion 80.9 Points 91.4 76.1 Opponent Points 70.6 .463 FG% .481 .445 Opponent FG% .419 .355 3-Point% .393 .317 Opponent 3-Point% .345 .669 Free Throw% .687 38.0 Rebounding 38.4 35.8 Opp. Rebounding 37.4 15.9 Turnovers 13.6 17.3 Opp. Turnovers 19.7

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STATISTIC LEADERS

* Scoring: Jason Kapono (UCLA) 17.7; Jason Williams (Duke) 20.8

* Field goal percentage: Dan Gadzuric (UCLA) .527; Carlos Boozer (Duke) .602

* Three-point baskets: Kapono 76; Williams, Shane Battier (Duke) 109

* Free throw percentage: Kapono .876; Nate James (Duke) .800

* Rebounding: Gadzuric 8.2; Battier 6.8

* Assists: Earl Watson (UCLA) 5.2; Williams 6.2

* Steals: Watson 1.9; Battier 2.1

POSITION BY POSITION

* Forward: Matt Barnes will get some help, but he will primarily be guarding Duke's Shane Battier. The Bruins' strategy will be to keep Battier out of the paint and make him beat them with his outside shooting. Jason Kapono regained his shooting touch to some degree against Utah State and could get hot against the Blue Devils, particularly in a fast-paced game.

* Center: Dan Gadzuric showed his versatility in the first two games, especially in pressing situations. He's also tough to guard. Carlos Boozer returns from a broken foot and the Blue Devils will rely on him for rebounds and defense.

* Guard: Jason Williams, one of the nation's best players, is the most physical point guard the Bruins have faced. He's extremely dangerous from behind the arc and is always looking to penetrate. He's a spectacular passer too. Earl Watson makes the majority of his steals after a player has picked up his dribble. Watson is quick and tough, but this will be a challenging matchup for him.

* Coaching: Under Mike Krzyzewski, Duke has gone 52-14 in the tournament, the highest winning percentage (.788) of any active coach. Steve Lavin has reached the Sweet 16 four times in five seasons.

* The Edge: Duke. The Bruins have a chance, especially if the game turns into a playground battle. But they need to loosen up with their 1-4 offense, and go away from it if necessary.

UCLA

*Kansas: L 99-98

*Kentucky: W 97-92 (OT)

CS Northridge: L 78-74

Santa Barbara: W 83-77

**Georgia Tech: L 72-67

Hawaii: W 84-64

UC Irvine: W 65-60

North Carolina: L 80-70

at Purdue: W 87-82

Washington: W 86-64

Washington St.:W 75-57

USC: W 80-75

Villanova: W 93-65

Arizona St: W 91-83

Arizona: L 88-63

Oregon St: W 67-40

Oregon: W 98-88

at California: L 92-63

at Stanford: W 79-73

at USC: W 85-76

at DePaul: W 94-88

Arizona: W 79-77 (OT)

Arizona St.: W 73-68

at Oregon: W 88-73

at Oregon St.: W 68-65

California: W 79-75

Stanford: L 85-79

at Washington St.: W 86-76

at Washington: L 96-94

NCAA Tournament

Hofstra: W 61-48

Utah State: W 75-50

* at New York

** at Arrowhead Pond

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DUKE

Princeton*: W 87-50

Villanova*: W 98-85

at Texas*: W 95-69

Temple*: W 63-61

Army: W 91-48

Illinois: W 78-77

at Temple: W 93-68

Davidson: W 102-60

Michigan: W 104-61

at Portland: W 97-64

at Stanford: L 84-83

N. Carolina A&T: W 108-73

at Florida St.: W 99-72

Clemson: W 115-74

at N.C. State: W 84-78

Virginia: W 103-61

Boston College: W 97-75

at Georgia Tech: W 98-77

Wake Forest: W 85-62

at Maryland: W 98-96 (OT)

North Carolina: L 85-83

Florida St.: W 100-58

at Clemson: W 81-64

N.C. State: W 101-75

at Virginia: L 91-89

at St. John's: W 91-59

Georgia Tech: W 98-54

at Wake Forest: W 82-80

Maryland: L 91-80

at North Carolina: W 95-81

N.C. State**: W 76-61

Maryland**: W 84-82

at North Carolina**: W 79-53

NCAA Tournament

Monmouth, N.J.: W 95-52

Missouri: W 94-81

* Preseason NIT ** ACC tournament

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