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March Madness

2024 men's NCAA Tournament expert picks: Predictions for Sunday's Elite Eight games

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No. 1 UConn beat Illinois to become the first team to clinch a spot in the men's Final Four. Sunday we’ll see which teams will join the Huskies and Alabama in Glendale, Arizona.

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Duke is headed to the Elite Eight for the first time under coach Jon Scheyer. The Blue Devils beat the top-seeded Houston Cougars 54-51 on Friday night. The Blue Devils face NC State, a team built around veteran shot-making guards and a magnetic post player in DJ Burns.

Duke's Tyrese Proctor (5) reacts after defeating the Houston Cougars in the semifinals of the South Regional of the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

Tennessee crushed Creighton with its defense, then proved its mettle in the deepest moments to win 82-75 to reach the Elite Eight for the second time in program history. Dalton Knecht led Tennessee with 24 points. The Vols meet a Purdue team led by 7-foot-4 center Zach Edey, who averages 24.6 points and 12.1 rebounds per game.

Here are ˽ýӳ Sports' expert picks for Sunday's Elite Eight games:

(1) Purdue vs. (2) Tennessee, 2:20 p.m. ET (CBS)

  • Jordan Mendoza: Tennessee
  • Paul Myerberg: Purdue
  • Dan Wolken: Tennessee

(4) Duke vs. (11) NC State, 5:05 p.m. ET (CBS)

  • Jordan Mendoza: Duke
  • Paul Myerberg: Duke
  • Dan Wolken: Duke
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