Zion's Record Night Leads Duke Into Semifinals Against Carolina

Zion's Record Night Leads Duke Into Semifinals Against Carolina

Photo Credit: Ryan Hedrick/Carolina Sports Link 

CHARLOTTE—Third-seeded Duke begins its quest for a national title in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. The Blue Devils have Zion Williamson back following a sprained right knee that sidelined him for more than a month.

• Who: No. 3 Duke (26-5, 14-4 ACC) vs No. 6 Syracuse (20-12, 10-8 ACC)
• When: 9:30 P.M. (ET)
• Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
• TV: ESPN | Raycom Sports
• Radio: Blue Devil IMG Sports Network | WKRD 790 AM

  • Betting Line via Bovada: Duke -12.5  O/U 148.5

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Photo Credit: Ryan Hedrick/Carolina Sports Link 

1st HALF - Zion Williamson is on his way to a MONSTER game. The freshman has 15 points (7-7) as the Blue Devils are firmly in control, early on. Sloppy game as both teams turning the ball over far more than they would have liked. CUSE has nine turnovers, Duke has seven. (w 7:29 left, 25-14 DUKE) 

2nd HALF – We open the half with Syracuse down by less than 10 points, encouraging considering Zion Williamson’s 21-point first half. More on that…Williamson was 9-9 but the rest of his team was 4-15. Howard has 15 points for the Orange. (w/17:38 left, 38-31 DUKE)

2nd HALF – The tension is thick here at Spectrum Center as Syracuse hangs with Duke, blow-for-blow. Frank Howard has 19 points to counter Zion Williamson’s 25 points (11-11). The Blue Devils also have 15 from RJ Barrett. Syracuse is 50 percent from the field and 3-pt territory. (w/11:09 left, 50-47 DUKE)

2nd HALF – 30 turnovers combined in this game as Duke tries to hold off Syracuse down the stretch. Zion’s line indicates he has FULLY regained good health. Williamson perfect from the field (12-12), 12 rebounds, 5 steals. Duke trying to get to semifinals on Friday night against North Carolina. (w/5:39 left, 67-58 DUKE)

2nd HALF – Zion Williamson has set a school record for most field goals without a miss (Boozer, 2001, 11-11) Williamson is 13-13 tonight, 29 points, 13 rebounds. (w/2:07 left, 76-67 DUKE)