Duke rolls past Rhode Island, 87-62

Duke rolls past Rhode Island, 87-62

On the season, Rhode Island averages 76.8 points, 34.3 rebounds and 15.4 assists per game.

Rhode Island's squad is much older than Duke's and brings experience that Duke's youngsters lack.

The Blue Devils dismantled the No. 15 Iona Gaels in the First Round, 89-67. Though they're bigger than Iona, Rhode Island will still be undersized up front and must find another way to contain Duke's big front court.

The game should be a showdown of strength against strength as the productive offense of Duke takes on the stingy defense of Rhode Island.

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Second-seeded Duke (28-7) meets Sunday's Michigan State-Syracuse victor Friday night in the Midwest Regional at Omaha, Neb. With 16 points and nine assists, Grayson Allen played well for Duke.

Gary Trent Jr. finished with 18 points and made four 3-pointers to go with five rebounds, four assists and three steals, while fellow freshman Wendell Carter Jr. added 13 points and six rebounds for the Blue Devils, who were advancing to the Sweet 16 for the 26th time in program history. Now it's up to teams like the Duke Blue Devils to save the good name of the conference. Can the young backcourt of Duke stack up against Rhode Island?

Here are the game details for today's Duke vs Rhode Island basketball game in the 2o18 NCAA Tournament Round of 32.

The Rams' average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.8, down from 8.2 for the season.

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