Duke never led while losing 88-72 to UNC at Cameron Indoor Stadium last month in the game where Williamson suffered his knee injury. The Duke Blue Devils star - who is expected to go first overall in the National Basketball Association draft - broke through his shoe just 30 seconds into their matchup on February 20th.
"When they got the last shot, we were just wishing for it to fall out", Jones said. Williams led the way on both ends of the court in the first half and finished with a team-high 12 points.
It remains unknown whether the freshman will be ready for Duke's regular-season finale against North Carolina on Saturday.
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"These guys will react quickly, it depends on how Zion, his shape", Krzyzewski said. "He worked out this morning, again no contact". "They'd been getting a lot of rolls, so I feel like we had to get one as well".
After the final regular season game against the Tar Heels on Saturday, Duke will have a few days to get Williamson back in the fold before the start of the ACC Tournament.
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The judge himself even noted that when Manafort addressed the court Thursday, he didn't express any regret for his crimes. Among the things that will be decided is whether the D.C. and Virginia sentences will run consecutively or concurrently.
The Tar Heels (26-5, 16-2 ACC) will be the No. 2 seed for the ACC tournament, which begins on Tuesday at Charlotte's Spectrum Center. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has been cautious with the projected No. 1 overall draft pick's return, but he said after Saturday night's tilt that Williamson is set to take part in his first full practice Monday.
Duke vs. North CarolinaSaturday's game in Chapel Hill is the 250th meeting, with North Carolina leading the series, 138-111... Yet that 11-0 burst that finally jarred the Tar Heels loose in a tight game was a display of why they have lost just twice in league play: fast-paced, explosive and at times withering for opponents to chase down.
"It's OK if you need to go, it's all right", Williams said as arena staff brought ladders onto the court.
"We're not as good as we are with him - that's the first thing", Krzyzewski said. "I'm not sure that he will be ready".
With 28 points during the Duke basketball team's 71-70 home win over Wake Forest on Tuesday, R.J. He was helped to the locker room and did not return to the game. Glynn Watson added 25 and Isaiah Roby had 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists. The Blue Devils shot 23.1 percent in the second half to finish at 34.2 percent for the game.
"He's so team-oriented", Krzyzewski said. "He bumped knees real hard".