If you’re to ask Coach K what makes the Duke Blue Devils so special, he’d tell you it has to do with RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson being hungry for victory.
How would a person know this? Because the legendary Duke coach literally said as much after the Blue Devils defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels in the ACC Tournament.
“These two guys have an amazing will to win,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said of Williamson and Barrett, “and it makes us coaches look a lot better.”
Zion Williamson finished with 31 points and 11 rebounds in his second game back after missing several that started when his shoe exploded against UNC. It was his first full taste of the North Carolina rivalry.
“I mean, it exceeded my expectations,” Williamson said of getting his first full-game taste of the rivalry. “The crowd was into it, it was a back and forth game. What could be better?”
As for RJ Barrett, he only scored 15 points, but chipped in with 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 blocks.
Up next for the Duke Blue Devils is the Florida State Seminoles in the ACC Tournament championship game.
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