From No. 1 to done: Duke looks to who stays, who leaves

North Carolina’s Joel Berry II reacts after making a three-point basket against Arkansas during the first half in a second-round game of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Greenville S.C. Sunday

North Carolina’s Joel Berry II reacts after making a three-point basket against Arkansas during the first half in a second-round game of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Greenville S.C. Sunday

But South Carolina pulled off the Second Round shocker, defeating the Blue Devils 88-81.

"I thought the ball was going to find who needed it at the time", Wilson said.

Even as SC got in front, Duke believed it could mount a comeback like the several it pulled off last week to become the first ACC champion to win four games on the way to a title.

The ACC crown erased any lingering doubt of a Duke team that had incredible peaks but severely daunting valleys.

UNC Wilmington lost in its first game of the tournament, and the finality of the season meant Devontae Cacok finished with an NCAA record.

(7) MICHIGAN: It's the third trip to the Sweet 16 in the last five seasons for the Wolverines; the previous two times, they lost in the Championship Game ('13) and in the Elite 8 ('14). "You all keep talking about expectations". Gunman Dylann Roof later became the first person convicted of a federal hate crime to get receive the death penalty. And in that moment right there, I said, 'You guys and me, we are all so completely out of touch with reality that we refuse to give in. "They kept believing in me, they kept me in the game, they trusted me with the ball in my hands, and I just had to go out there and make plays".

A win's a win, but it gets a little complicated after that. After going 5-of-6 in the game, Cacok finished the season with an 80 percent field-goal percentage, the best ever in a single season. Duke was awarded a two seed in the NCAA Tournament and coming in were a popular pick to win it all even though they were in the same region as top overall seed and defending champion Villanova. "That's the only thing you can ask of a team", junior guard Grayson Allen said. Instead, Krzyzewski sat Allen for all of one game, and the world discussed how ridiculous that decision was. "All I know is this unbelievable university and state has taken in a son of Cuban immigrants that's married to a Jamaican woman, has mixed kids, and they've treated me like I'm one of their own from day one".

"It's nothing that we weren't able to accomplish, it's what they were able to accomplish and what they stopped us from doing".

Arizona allows 65.8 points per game and holds opponents to 30.9 three-point shooting, but five of its worst defensive performances (in terms of points per possession) have come in its last seven games.

The Gamecocks (24-10) trailed by 10 points early in the second half after one of its coldest shooting stretches of the season to start. SC shot 42.9% from the field, 31.8% (7-22) from beyond the arc, and 84.4% (27-32) from the FT-Line in the victory. On the season, SC is averaging 73.1 ppg on 41.8% shooting from the field. They'll certainly be a different looking team next year with seniors like Jones and Amile Jefferson finishing up and freshmen like Jayson Tatum, considering the National Basketball Association. He fouled out with 1:39 remaining and the game still in doubt. But South Carolina continued to produce.

"We're not satisfied", Thornwell said.

SC (24-10) will face No. 3 Baylor (27-7) in the Sweet 16 this Friday at 7:29 p.m. ET. As a team, the Gamecocks made just 20 percent of their shots.

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