Duke

Location: Durham, N.C.

Conference: ACC

Mascot: Blue Devils

Coach: Mike Krzyzewski

Record: 29-4 (15-3 ACC)

Kenpom ranking: 7

Good wins: at Virginia (4) at Wisconsin (3) vs. UNC x2 (16)

Bad losses: Miami (51)  NC State (38)

Tournament appearances: 38 (current streak: 20)

Best result: Champions (four times, most recently 2010)

Notable NBA alumni: Kyrie Irving, Grant Hill, JJ Redick

Best name: Justise Winslow

Celebrity fans/alumni: NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Charlie Rose

For most of America, the best things about NCAA Tournament are upsets, buzzer-beaters, and rooting for whoever's playing Duke. The past few years have been fun for haters, with first-round upsets courtesy of Lehigh and Mercer, but don't count on one this year. Potential No. 1 draft pick Jahlil Okafor leads a trio of freshman who play like Coach K veterans and had the poise to beat elite Wisconsin and Virginia squads on the road.

Style of play: Praise Jah

The Blue Devils have an incredibly efficient offense, behind only Notre Dame and Duke, and it mainly comes on the back of Jahlil Okafor. He takes more than 11 shots a game, and hits 67 percent of them. But the focus he draws -- and his ability to pass out of that -- opens things up for Duke's shooters, who it should be mentioned, are also very, very good.

Key player: Even more praise be to Jah

Even in the one-and-done era, few freshmen show up on campus with the NBA readiness Jahlil Okafor has. Few college players can guard him one-on-one, as the 6'11 center is too powerful and too deft around the rim. But it's almost worse if you do double him: He's got the instincts to feel the double team and gorgeous passing skills. He is *not* a good FT shooter, but before you start hacking, remember that he's strong enough to finish through contact.

Here, let us explain a college basketball thing

The head coach of the Duke Blue Devils is Mike Krzyzewski. Because some people find it hard to understand how "sha-SHEFF-sky" begins with "K-R-Z-Y-Z," he is commonly referred to as "Coach K." This year he became the first coach in Division I men's hoops history to win 1,000 games. The prefix commonly used for "one thousand" is "kilo," often abbreviated to "K." So when Mike Krzyzewski won his 1,000th game, people called him "Coach 1K." DO YOU GET IT?