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In the second round of March Madness at Barclays Center, Duke’s Jared McCain led the Blue Devils to a dominant 93-55 win over James Madison. McCain’s exceptional shooting, including six three-pointers in the first half, propelled Duke to a significant lead. Despite James Madison’s early free throw success, they were unable to keep up with McCain’s scoring onslaught. Along with 22 first-half points from McCain, teammates Kyle Filipowski and Tyrese Proctor contributed to the Blue Devils’ commanding lead, with McCain finishing the game with 30 points and eight three-pointers.

Despite being subbed out early in the second half due to the large lead, McCain’s performance was a highlight of the game as he showcased his scoring prowess once again. Filipowski, who had a quiet first-round game, came back strong with 14 points on efficient shooting. Proctor also added 18 points, although he struggled from beyond the arc. The Blue Devils’ balanced scoring and strong defensive effort propelled them to their 33rd appearance in the Sweet 16, where they will face the winner of Houston and Texas A&M.

The victory solidifies Duke’s status as a powerhouse in college basketball, showcasing their depth and talent on both ends of the floor. McCain’s stellar performance in the Round of 32 further cements his status as a rising star in the sport, with his ability to score from anywhere on the court. Filipowski’s resurgence in the second round bodes well for Duke’s success moving forward, providing another scoring threat alongside McCain and Proctor. The team’s dominant performance in the Round of 32 sets the stage for an intriguing matchup in the Sweet 16.

As Duke looks ahead to the Sweet 16, they will face either Houston or Texas A&M in their quest to advance further in the tournament. The Blue Devils will rely on their potent offensive attack and suffocating defense to continue their success in March Madness. With McCain leading the way and supporting contributions from Filipowski and Proctor, Duke has the talent and depth to make a deep run in the tournament. The team’s success in the second round serves as a statement of their championship aspirations.

Throughout the game against James Madison, Duke demonstrated their ability to dominate both offensively and defensively, stifling their opponents and capitalizing on scoring opportunities. McCain’s exceptional shooting performance was the highlight of the game, showcasing his scoring versatility and ability to take over on the court. Filipowski and Proctor’s contributions further bolstered the Blue Devils’ strong showing, highlighting the team’s depth and balance. Duke’s commanding victory in the Round of 32 sets the stage for an exciting matchup in the Sweet 16 and solidifies their status as a contender in March Madness.

As Duke progresses through the tournament, they will face tougher challenges and stronger opponents, requiring them to maintain their high level of play and cohesive team effort. McCain’s emergence as a scoring threat and Filipowski’s resurgence provide additional weapons for Duke’s arsenal, making them a formidable force in the tournament. With their eyes set on a deep tournament run, the Blue Devils will look to build on their dominant performance in the Round of 32 and continue to showcase their talent and determination on the court.

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