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Blue Devils become a powerhouse team ... NCAA women get underway ... Former Michigan player Lewis charged with domestic violence

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 17, 2017 at 8:10 a.m.

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Four wins in four days to capture the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament has Duke peaking as it heads to its NCAA Tournament opener with 15th-seeded Troy in the East region tonight at 7:20 in Greenville. Duke guard Matt Jones believes the challenge of overcoming problems and injuries has helped the Blue Devils evolve into powerhouse team they were projected to be at the start this season.

UNDATED (AP) — The Marquette-South Carolina game matches the top 3-point shooting team in the country against one of the top defensive teams against the 3. Marquette leads the nation in 3-point shooting at 43 percent. The Gamecocks are fifth in Division I in guarding the 3, 29.3 percent. Game time tonight in Tulsa, Oklahoma is at 9:50 p.m. EDT.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The women's NCAA Tournament gets underway today with half of the 64-team field playing. The Maryland women face Bucknell at noon at College Park. Despite its displeasure with being a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament, fourth-ranked Maryland need only win twice at home this weekend to reach the Sweet 16.

UNDATED (AP) — The Notre Dame women face Robert Morris tonight at 7:30 p.m. at South Bend, Indiana. This season marks the seventh time overall, and the sixth time straight, where Notre Dame is a top seed. In the previous six games, the Irish have won by an average score of 90-49. The largest margin of victory was 93-42 in 2014 against Robert Morris.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan cornerback and NFL prospect Jourdan Lewis has been charged with misdemeanor domestic violence after authorities say he assaulted his girlfriend. Lewis was arraigned Thursday in an Ann Arbor court, where a plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf. Lewis' lawyer told the court that the 21-year-old has denied the assault allegations in interviews with police.

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