Duke vs Southern Live stream.basketball Grayson Allen steps up, Marvin Bagley goes down as Duke beat. As college basketball tips off, let’s project the 2017 NCAA tournament bracket.
CHICAGO — It was billed as a rare No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup that would, among other things, provide college basketball fans with an opportunity to see Marvin Bagley on a big stage for the first time. Only problem? Not even 10 minutes post tipoff, Bagley could not see. So Bagley could not play. Which left Duke without its most talented player for the final 30-pus minutes.Impressively, the Blue Devils won anyway.
As for Bagley, the possible No. 1 overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft sat on the bench the entire second half with what Krzyzewski later described as a “scratched eye” that was caused by a teammate accidentally poking him while attempting to grab a rebound. Duke would not make the 6-foot-11 forward available after the game. But Bagley was in the locker room and seemed comfortable — although his eye was obviously red and bothered. Bagley’s availability going forward is unclear.
But multiple sources connected to the Duke program did not seem to think this would cause him to miss much, if any, time. The expectation is that he’ll be available for Friday’s game vs. SouthThe point of each in-season bracket projection — or at least the ones published at The Washington Post — is to provide a best estimate as to what the NCAA tournament selection