In a rating of 76-77, Duke virtually took the ‘L’ in a high-energy sport which noticed the University of Central Florida giving the No. 1 seeded squad a real run for his or her cash.

A missed layup in the end sealed the destiny of the Knights because the Blue Devils now advance to their 31st Sweet 16 look. In no small half, it was Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett who led their staff to such a shut win. Williamson has Barrett to thank for a rebound on a missed shot that may result in a game-tying free throw.

Elsewhere, the matchup between Zion and UCF’s Tacko Fall got here to an finish when Williamson drew Fall’s fifth foul of the sport, sending him to the bench after a efficiency that pulled 15 factors, six rebounds and three blocks simply forward of the sport’s end. 

Naturally, social media’s response to the high-intensity sport is one which finds many calling the win a cheated one, with critics declaring that the referees have, as soon as once more, favored Duke in an development that was inevitable for the staff irrespective of who they confronted. 

What this in the end alerts is that followers will be capable to watch Zion Williamson play no less than another school sport earlier than he formally declares for the draft. Next up, Duke will face off with the victor of the Virginia Tech and Liberty match going down Sunday.