The NCAA tournament's chalky Sweet 16 is set, with four games Thursday and Friday to determine this year's Elite Eight. By Sunday night, we will have our Final Four.

While the first weekend of March Madness lacked the upsets we've grown accustomed to over the years, the payoff for that letdown is the remaining teams are all elite. The top three seeds from every region have advanced to the second weekend for the first time since 2009, also the only other time that's happened since the field expanded to 64 in 1985. But that doesn't mean there aren't underdogs or there won't be surprises.

Here's a look at five bold predictions for the second weekend:

1. Duke goes down. The Blue Devils looked beatable in their near-upset to No. 9 seed Central Florida in the second round. Coach Johnny Dawkins provided a blueprint for how to stop a team loaded with future NBA lottery picks: Make the other guys (Tre Jones, Javin Delaurier, Jordan Goldwire) beat you. Even with Cam Reddish connecting on his jumpers, putting the pressure on players not named Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett, while forcing Duke to shoot from outside, kept the Knights in the game. Does that mean ACC foe Virginia Tech will put the Blue Devils up against the wall in the same way? It's unlikely. It is, however, likely that a similarly well-designed game plan in the Elite Eight could doom this heavily favored team. After all, all UCF needed was one more bounce its way.

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