NCAA Men's Basketball

Zion, Duke ready as first round wraps up

(AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

The first round of the NCAA Tournament is set to conclude Friday with plenty of star power taking the floor, notably Zion Williams and No. 1 overall seed Duke.

The Blue Devils play North Dakota State in the East Region.

Virginia tries to avoid losing as a top seed for the second straight year, while fellow No. 1 seed North Carolina opens its tournament against Iona. Mid-major powers Houston and Buffalo also get going while upset-minded 12-seeds Liberty and Oregon are in action.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke29-5
2 Virginia29-3
3 North Carolina27-6
4 Gonzaga31-3
5 Michigan State29-6
6 Tennessee29-5
7 Kentucky28-6
8 Michigan29-6
9 Texas Tech26-6
10 Florida State28-7
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke29-5
2 Kansas26-9
3 Virginia29-3
4 North Carolina27-6
5 Houston31-3
6 Michigan State29-6
7 Tennessee29-5
8 Gonzaga31-3
9 Kentucky28-6
10 Buffalo31-3
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