Duke basketball has chance for revenge after ACC Tournament thriller

Duke basketball forward Wendell Moore (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke basketball forward Wendell Moore (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

The Duke basketball team has a chance to avenge a previous loss this season. 

Revenge will be on the minds of the Duke basketball team on Friday night in Brooklyn.

The Blue Devils (27-5) will get another chance at the Miami Hurricanes (23-9) after the ‘Canes stunned Boston College at the buzzer in overtime during the ACC Tournament quarterfinal.

Boston College, the No. 13 seed in the tournament, sent the game to overtime thanks to a 3-pointer by Jaeden Zachery with 22.3 seconds remaining and nearly won the game on a full-court heave at the end of regulation.

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Scoring was at a premium in the extra session as there were only ten total points scored between the two teams. But the biggest bucket came after a missed shot by Makai Ashton-Langford, which turned into a full-court outlet pass by Charlie Moore to Jordan Miller for a layup as time expired.

The basket set up a date between the Hurricanes and the Blue Devils, who defeated Syracuse earlier in the afternoon.

Duke basketball out for revenge on Friday night

Miami stunned Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium earlier this season, 76-74, as it was the first conference loss for the Blue Devils this season.

The Hurricanes led in the January 8 contest, 71-68, with 2:03 to play before a 6-0 run by Duke put the Blue Devils up by three with 34.4 seconds to play

Moore brought the ‘Canes within a point, and Kameron McGusty gave Miami a one-point lead with 22.8 seconds to play.

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Duke had three chances to tie or take the lead in the final 12 seconds but could not convert on any of its opportunities, losing 76-74.

Paolo Banchero led the Blue Devils with 20 points in the loss while Miller, Moore, Wong, and McGusty combined for 64 points.

Tipoff between Duke, the No. 1 seed, and Miami, the No. 4 seed, is scheduled for 7:00 p.m EST (ESPN) in the ACC Tournament Semifinals from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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