So much for those who thought Duke would be a team of destiny. The defending champs looked all but that against the #5 Arizona Wildcats. The Duke Blue Devils looked rattled throughout the second half and had little-to-no answer for Arizona:
Derrick Williams had 32 points and 13 rebounds, and Arizona rode a 19-2 second-half run to stun top-seeded Duke 93-77 on Thursday in an NCAA tournament West regional semifinal.The Wildcats advanced to play Connecticut on Saturday for a berth in the Final Four.
Arizona scored on 22 of its first 26 second-half possessions.
Kyrie Irving had 28 points for the Blue Devils.
The Wildcat attack was feuled a 9-15 effort at 3-point range, and the team’s overall offensive efficiency overshadowed Duke’s sketchy performance.
Arizona will have their hands full with UConn on Saturday. The Huskies are coming off an impressive win against the San Diego State Aztecs, UConn star Kemba Walker is hitting an amazing stride. UConn is also riding an 8-game hot streak, dating back to their tear through the Big East Tournament.
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