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Duke Vs. Arizona, Sweet 16 Update: Elite Eight For Wildcats As Blue Devils Fall

Despite being favored, the No. 1 Duke Blue Devils got blown out by the No. 5 Arizona Wildcats 93-77 in the 2011 NCAA Tournament's West region, sending Arizona on to face No. 3 UConn Saturday night. The winner of that Elite Eight game will be off to Houston to play in the Final Four.

Glad to see nobody's acting surprised this year to see private school kids crumpling in the Sweet 16 when faced with a hostile road crowd and an NBA-ready behemoth named Derrick Williams. Williams dropped 32 points, 13 rebounds, and three steals on the Blue Devils as Kyle Singler damn-near fouled out and Kyrie Irving scored 28.

The ACC is down to two March Madness teams with chances at the Elite Eight -- North Carolina gets Marquette and FSU takes on VCU Friday night. Pretty sure at least one of those can get it done.

For more on this game, visit Duke Basketball Report, Arizona Desert Swarm, and SB Nation Arizona.

More 2011 March Madness resources: Visit our NCAA Tournament hub for up-to-date news and information ... updated printable NCAA Tournament bracket.

Check the full NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 schedule, and see predictions and previews for each game.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.