Charles Barkley likes the Utes, but Utah has their hands full with the Duke Blue Devils. Wooden Award candidate Jahlil Okafor, Justice Winslow, Coach Mike Kryzewski... there's a lot for Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak to contend with. Utah will have to play their game with Delon Wright getting into the paint, Jakob Poeltl working down low, and Jordan Loveridge and Brandon Taylor patrolling the perimeter.
The Utes will need to also take care of the ball against the talented, long, athletic Duke Blue Devils. Turnovers and rebounding may be the story of the game for Utah. The Runnin' Utes will need to crash the glass and get to the loose balls, rather than standing around and letting Duke dictate the game.