NCAA: No. 1 Duke squeaks by No. 9 UCF
No. 1 Duke barely survived No. 9 University of Central Florida 77-76 to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament Sunday.
Zion Williamson led the Blue Devils with 32 points, and Aubrey Dawkins led the Knights with 32 points.
Duke (31-5) moves on to the Sweet 16 for the 27th time and the fourth time in the past five years, The Associated Press reported.
UCF (24-9) had a chance to win at the end, but B.J. Taylor missed a jumper and Dawkins failed on a tip attempt with less than 2 seconds left, the AP said.