NCCA men’s basketball capsules

A look at Sunday’s matchups, with each school’s likely starters and analysis from Globe sports editor Joe Sullivan:


Regional: Midwest. Time: 5:05 p.m. Seed, record/last 10: 1. Louisville (32-5/10-0); 2. Duke (30-5/8-2).

21Chane Behanan6-69.76.3
20Wayne Blackshear6-57.93.3
10Gorgui Dieng6-1110.09.5
3Peyton Siva6-09.72.3
2Russ Smith6-118.83.4
34Ryan Kelly6-1113.15.5
5Mason Plumlee6-1017.19.9
30Seth Curry6-217.62.6
2Quinn Cook6-111.73.8
14Rasheed Sulaimon6-411.83.4

Analysis: Louisville hasn’t been tested in beating North Carolina A&T, Colorado State, and Oregon. The Cardinals’ full-court press and pell-mell style set the tone in those three victories. Duke will not be pushed around so easily; the Blue Devils will match any physical play. They also will not be intimidated by the full-court pressure. That doesn’t mean they’re going to win. This will be competitive, but Louisville has played the way an overall No. 1 seed should. Right now, it is the best team in the tournament.



Regional: South. Time: 2:20 p.m.  Seed, record/last 10: 4. Michigan (29-7, 7-3); 3. Florida (29-7/7-3).

1Glenn Robinson III6-611.15.6
4Mitch McGary6-107.36.1
10Tim Hardaway6-614.84.6
3Trey Burke6-018.93.0
11Nik Stauskas6-611.33.1
33Erik Murphy6-1012.65.5
4Patric Young6-910.26.3
3Mike Rosario6-312.62.6
1Kenny Boynton6-212.03.0
5Scottie Wilbekin6-29.32.9

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Analysis: Michigan advanced with a miraculous comeback over No. 1 Kansas Friday. Florida sort of plodded along and beat Florida Gulf Coast. Michigan has the most impressive victory in the tournament, too — a vaporizing of VCU. The Michigan guards, Burke and Hardaway, are speedy, smart, and dangerous shooters. Florida’s guards, especially Rosario, can match them, for the most part. Neither team has a great inside game, so it will come down to whose guards gain the advantage. Right now, Michigan’s are playing better.