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2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament: Duke's Bracket Could Be Southeast Regional

The 2011 NCAA Tournament's four regional sites, which will host the Sweet Sixteen (March 24 and 25) and Elite Eight (March 26 and 27) rounds, are New Orleans' New Orleans Arena, Anaheim's Honda Center, San Antonio's Alamodome, and Newark's Prudential Center. There's no Midwest regional this year, making for some awkward scheduling.

The Final Four and title game will be held at Houston's Reliant Stadium on April 2 and 4.

Considering the Duke Blue Devils are the Southeast's only potential No. 1 seed, let's try and figure out where the Blue Devils will end up. The bracket is usually constructed to give the four top seeds short travels. There's a Charlotte site for rounds two and three, which makes that one a no-brainer for the ACC champs.

The Southeast regional site in New Orleans is actually not as close to Durham as Newark is, but that East regional is going to need to go to Ohio State. Pencil Kansas in for San Antonio, too, which leaves Anaheim for San Diego State, if everything works out geographically. Notre Dame and Pitt are still in the mix for No. 1 seeds, however, which would foul everything up and could send Duke all the way to darn-near Mexico.

For more on the 2011 NCAA Tournament, visit SB Nation's NCAA Basketball hub.

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