Duke Beats FSU To Capture ACC Title, Williamson Named Tourney MVP

Duke Beats FSU To Capture ACC Title, Williamson Named Tourney MVP

Photo Credit: Ryan Hedrick/Carolina Sports Link 

CHARLOTTE --The Blue Devils and Seminoles are meeting for the 50th time in the series overall, for the third time in the ACC Tournament and second time in the title game.

Who:  No. 3 Duke vs No. 12 Florida State

When: March 16 | 8:30 PM

Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte NC


Radio: Blue Devil IMG Sports Network

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Betting Line: Duke -7.5  O/U 146    Live line via Bovada

Pregame coverage with Jim "Mojo" Morrison and Joe Bombo

8:32 PM - Player introductions

1st HALF - Less than three minutes into the game and Duke is sharing the ball very well. Barrett, Reddish, and Williamson all have a basket and this sellout crowd is loving it. (w/15:35 left, 8-6 DUKE) 

1st HALF - TIMEOUT (W/15:34 left, 8-6 DUKE) 

1ST HALF - Five points so far for Duke's Zion Williamson. He's played an incredible tournament for a guy who sat out nearly a month with a sprained knee. (w/11:59 left, 11-8 DUKE) 

1st HALF - Florida State with six turnovers but they still lead. The lead, in large part, is based on their FG percentage (46.7) (w/8:55 left, 19-15 FSU) 

1st HALF - Florida State is shooting 55 percent from the field. They've hit three 3-pt baskets, Duke has yet to hit a three-pointer. (w/6:02 left, 27-21 FSU) 

1ST HALF - Zion Williamson electrified the crowd with a big right-handed dunk. To see this guy up close, doing his thing, makes you appreciate just how good he really is. (w/5:08 left, 27-26 FSU)


2nd HALF - Zion Williamson brings the crowd to its feet with a dynamic bounce pass that found Tre Jones streaking ahead of the defense for an easy bucket. Zion has showcased a large variety of his talent this weekend, that pass is just one example. (w/16:26 left, 46-39 DUKE) 

2nd HALF - FSU's field goal percentage has dropped below 40 percent and Duke is starting to pull away from this once pesky Seminoles' team. (w/13:07 left, 52-44 DUKE) 

2nd HALF - The Blue Devils are shooting better than 70 percent from the field, this half. Barrett, Williamson, and Jones have combined 46 of Duke's 58 points. (w/ 11:11 left, 58-44 DUKE) 

2nd HALF - Barrett, Williamson, and Jones are 21-38. FSU's second half FG percentage has really taken a hit. They are down to 33 percent for the game. Duke's FG percentage for the half is above 70 percent. (w/6:50 left, 61-50 DUKE) 

2nd HALF - Florida State has had several opportunities to cut the Duke lead way down. RJ Barrett just picked up his 4th foul. (w/2:29 left, 65-58 DUKE) 

2nd HALF - Duke defeats FSU 73-63 as confetti rains down on the court.

Photo Credit: Ryan Hedrick/Carolina Sports Link 

Tre Jones reacts after team captures ACC Championship 

11:37 PM - The All ACC Men's Basketball All-Tournament Team is announced 

First Team

Barrett, Williamson, Kabengele, Johnson, Guy 

Second Team: 

Jones, Mann, Maye, White, Howard