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