Zion Williamson hit a layup over 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall within the closing seconds and RJ Barrett’s putback offered the margin of victory as top-seeded Duke held off UCF 77-76 on Sunday to achieve the Candy 16.
Aubrey Dawkins completed with 32 factors for UCF, however his tip-in strive for the win simply missed with lower than 2 seconds left.
Williamson additionally had 32 factors, together with the layup over Fall with 14.four seconds left and his workforce trailing 76-73. Williamson was fouled on the play by Fall and missed the free throw. However with Fall out of the sport along with his fifth foul, Barrett was capable of snare the rebound and scored on the putback to place the Blue Devils (31-5) forward.
Ninth-seeded UCF (24-9) had a closing likelihood, however B.J. Taylor missed a brief jumper after which Dawkins’ tip try rolled across the rim and stayed out.
Barrett completed with 16 factors.