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What needs to happen for Duke men’s basketball to make the NCAA tournament?

After losing at home to North Carolina 91-87, Duke’s record now stands at 7-7. A team that was ranked No. 9 in the AP’s preseason poll is on a trajectory to miss the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1995.

Can Mike Krzyzewski’s squad change that trajectory, even at this late date? Put it this way: The Blue Devils are at the point where earning an at-large bid will require either running the table the rest of the way or something very close to it.

Coach K’s team has just three games remaining on its schedule against opponents that appear more likely than not to reach the NCAA tourney: Virginia, Louisville and a rematch against the Tar Heels in

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Florida at LSU Men’s Basketball Matchup Postponed Due to COVID-19

The matchup between the Florida Gators men’s basketball team against the LSU Tigers originally scheduled for Feb. 6 has officially been postponed, the university and the SEC released in a statement today.

The reasoning for the postponement was due to a combination of positive COVID-19 tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Florida basketball program. 

Below is a full statement released by the SEC regarding the matchup’s postponement:

The Florida at LSU men’s basketball game of February 6 has been postponed due to a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Florida basketball program, consistent with Southeastern Conference COVID-19 management requirements. A make-up date has not been determined at this time.

The Florida men’s basketball program is currently 10-5 (6-4), and are just coming off of a 72-66 loss against South Carolina. The loss would snap a four-game winning streak, including

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Report: 2021 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament to Be Relocated to Indianapolis | Bleacher Report

The seating area at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is empty as media and staff mill about, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Indianapolis, after the Big Ten Conference announced that remainder of the men's NCAA college basketball games tournament was cancelled. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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The 2021 Big Ten men’s basketball tournament will change venues from the United Center in Chicago to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, according to Russ McQuaid of Fox 59. Play is expected to begin on March 10. 

The Big Ten women’s tournament is slated to begin a day earlier on March 9 at Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament will take place across Indiana the following week, using gyms in West Lafayette, Bloomington and Indianapolis in order to create more of a bubble for teams and staff participating. 

Both men’s and women’s Big Ten tournaments were held in Indianapolis last season, though the emergence of COVID-19 caused the conference to cancel men’s play after the first round. The women’s tournament was completed prior to the shutdown. Now, the city will get a chance to host the Big Ten once again, but any restrictions on

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