Tuesday, March 24, 2015 06:01 AM

DUKE, UNC, NC STATE POINT GUARDS DRIVE TEAMS INTO SWEET 16

Mar 24, 5:03 AM EDT Duke, UNC, NC State point guards drive teams into Sweet 16 By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Latest News Duke, UNC, NC State point guards drive teams into Sweet 16 Top-ranked Kentucky's toughest foe might be. ... Kentucky NCAA Tournament ratings enjoy record opening weekend Xavier back in NCAA Sweet 16 for 5th time since 2008 Wichita State back in Sweet 16 for second time in 3 years Buy AP Photo Reprints PHOTO GALLERY Men's College Basketball CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Triangle neighbors Duke, North Carolina and North Carolina State are getting top-notch play at the point. It's a big reason why they're headed to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 together for the first time in a decade. The freshman-senior duo of Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook gives the Blue Devils a pair of proven playmaking scorers. For the Tar Heels, a healthier Marcus Paige is back to knocking down big shots. And the Wolfpack's Anthony "Cat" Barber keeps sprinting by defenders in the open court. They're battle-tested, including against one another. "They're all very competitive - you're going against the best and you want to perform against the best," said Jeff ...

News source: Associated Press

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