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Utah Runnin' Utes vs. Duke Blue Devils Open Thread

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Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

It's a rematch of the Sweet 16 from last March, when the Duke Blue Devils beat the Utes and eventually won the National Championship. This isn't just a regular match up either, as the teams will be playing in New York City at Madison Square Garden.

Since that Sweet 16 game, a majority of the Blue Devils have moved on to the NBA, but as always with Duke, they are stock full of talent. The Blue Devils will be without Amile Jefferson, a very talented forward for Duke.

For Utah, a question is whether Kenneth Ogbe will play, and if he does how effective can he be. If he's near 100%, then his defensive abilities will help out Utah a lot. It will also be interesting to watch if Utah's guard play can hold up against Duke's. The Utah guards have struggled all season long, especially against the better competition of Miami and Wichita State.

It's a big game for the Utes, and could be one heck of a resume builder.

Join in the chat, as it's some morning basketball before a little afternoon football!

Go Utes!