Duke has survived the most intense game of the NCAA tournament. The Blue Devils beat UCF, 77-76, to advance to the Sweet 16 despite a frantic final minute where it looked like the Knights were primed to pull the upset.
Duke trailed by three on its final offensive possession when Zion Williamson missed a three-pointer. Duke grabbed the offensive rebound and kicked it back out to Williamson, who finished over UCF giant Tacko Fall for an and-one bucket to cut the deficit to one. Williamson missed the ensuring free throw, but teammate R.J. Barrett collected the offensive rebound and put in the go-ahead bucket to give Duke the lead.
UCF had one final chance, but missed a shot at the rim for the win.