Duke, the favorite for most of the nation’s 2019 March Madness bracket, barely slipped by in the Round of 32 in a thrilling game against 9th UCF 77-76 that’ll probably be played sometime soon on ESPN classic. RJ Barret was the one for the Bluedevils who hit the game winning shot, off a put back on a Zion Williams free throw that would’ve tied the game. Williamson finished the game with 32pt and 11reb, and Jarret with 16pt and 8reb.
Aubrey Dawkins led the way for the Knights, scoring 32pt as well, and nabbing 3 steals on the defensive end. Tacko Fall and B.J. Taylor both contributed 15pt each. Fall, the 7’6′ pillar for Central Florida had fouled out prior to the last play of the game, on the and-1 attempt which sent Williamson to the line.
Duke is set to play against 4th ranked Virginia Tech Thursday in the Sweet 16, who won their game against the 12th seed Liberty 67-58.