Duke and Zion Williamson reached the Elite Eight

Photo: Twitter/Duke Basketball

Duke came very close to elimination for a second straight game, but defeated Virginia Tech (75-73) and qualified for the Elite Eight.

All major sporting events are on ESPN+. Sign up here for a free one-week trial and enjoy the top teams and athletes in action only on ESPN+

Virginia Tech had a four-point lead at halftime (34-38), but Duke turned things around, took a 53-52 lead in the middle of the second half and sealed the deal.

Virginia had the chance to tie the game and force an overtime, but missed three shots in the final 15 seconds and were defeated.

Zion Williamson (23 points), RJ Barrett (18 points, 11 assists) and Tre Jones (22 points) combined for 63 of the “Blue Devils” 75 points.

Duke will face Michigan State for a place in the Final Four.

*Yiannis Bouranis is an affiliate partner of ESPN and is being compensated for the use of ESPN+ affiliate links. The opinions expressed in his posts are his own.