Duke basketball: Jayson Tatum predicts how far Blue Devils will advance

Duke basketball forward Jayson Tatum (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke basketball forward Jayson Tatum (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

Jayson Tatum predicted how far the Duke basketball team will advance in the NCAA Tournament. 

March Madness brackets aren’t for everyone, but former Duke basketball forward Jayson Tatum already knows who his champion is.

“I honestly and truly believe this is the year. I know everybody in the media is waiting to write that article about Coach K’s last game. We’re gonna keep them waiting,” Tatum told Jason Jordan of Sports Illustrated.

The former Blue Devil only advanced to the Round of 32 during his lone year in the NCAA Tournament as Duke was upset by South Carolina, which eventually fell in the Final Four.

This year, Duke rolled passed Cal State Fullerton in the Round of 64 and needed a comeback in the Round of 32 to escape the upset-minded Michigan State Spartans.

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The Blue Devils travel to San Francisco to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night and would potentially play either Gonzaga or Arkansas in the Elite Eight on Saturday night.

Jayson Tatum traveled to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts earlier this season to see the Blue Devils face Boston College and delivered a message to the team following its victory.

Former Duke basketball standout vocal about his support for the Blue Devils

Jayson Tatum tweeted out a video of his son, Deuce, wishing the Blue Devils good luck hours before Duke tipped off its NCAA Tournament journey last week.

“Let’s go Duke,” the young Tatum exclaimed in the clip.

Jayson Tatum was asked in his postgame press conference last weekend about the victory over Michigan State and what it was like to be in that moment.

“That is why you go to Duke,” Tatum said.

Tipoff between Duke and Texas Tech is slated for approximately 9:39 p.m. EST from the Chase Center in San Francisco, California.

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