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No. 5 Duke edges No. 3 UNC 74-73 in ACC semifinals

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Mar 15, 2019 11:49 PM 1+ week ago

Yes, the Blue Devils' freshman star now has his delayed big moment against North Carolina.

Williamson tipped in his own miss to put the fifth-ranked Blue Devils ahead for good, and Duke survived a final-play shot to beat the third-ranked Tar Heels 74-73 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals.

"That is just my competitive spirit," Williamson said of the tip-in. "So when I saw it miss, my instinct was to get the rebound and go back up, but I realized I could just tip it in. It went my way."

Williamson- who barely played in one regular-season loss to UNC and not at all in the second due to a knee sprain - finished with 31 points and 11 rebounds in his second game back for the Blue Devils (28-5). And it came with Duke facing the prospect of losing three times in a season to UNC (27-6) for the first time in 43 years.

Williamson has been the ...

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