Zion Williamson's return to the Duke Blue Devils' lineup has been nothing wanting awe-inspiring, his each whim cross-inspected by ball followers anxious an damage may derail the promise of a storied NBA profession.

In true blue style, Zion Williamson by no means entertained the concept of an damage shutdown, as a substitute specializing in driving out the NCAA Season along with his teammates and a National Championship win.

That sentiment was readily obvious final evening, as Zion poured in 31 factors and the game-deciding bucket to assist the Duke Blue Devils to a spot within the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. And to make issues all of the sweeter, the Blue Devils clinched the W over their bitter rivals, the North Carolina Tar Heels.

"It was robust watching the primary few video games, watching my brothers on the market battling. I want I may go to warfare with them nevertheless it was actually thrilling to get on the market and play," Williamson told reporters after securing the slender 74-73 victory. "The rivalry lived as much as what I anticipated it to be and to make the game-winning shot, actually I've to present credit score to RJ as a result of the learn was for him to pretend the ball and take it to the basket. But he learn the protection and gave me the ball and my teammates belief me to make the shot."

Zion Williamson additionally added a commanding 11 rebounds to his 31 factors in a riveting contest coach Mike Krzyzewski likened to a "classic Duke-North Carolina" grudge match. The Blue Devils' will now focus their consideration on Florida State, in an ACC match matchup going down tonight at eight:30 pm ET.