After lacking three weeks with a knee damage, Duke Blue Devils star Zion Williamson was again in motion on Thursday evening for the primary recreation of the ACC match in opposition to the Syracuse Orange. The Blue Devils got here away victorious, successful the sport by a rating of 84-72. Williamson had a game-high 29 factors and 14 rebounds. Perhaps essentially the most spectacular stat is that Zion went an ideal 13 of 13 from the sector. The Duke star was interviewed after the sport about how some folks thought he ought to have sat out the remainder of the season. For Zion, that was by no means an possibility.
“Everybody has their proper to an opinion, however I knew I used to be coming again the entire time,” Williamson mentioned based on
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim spoke about Zion’s efficiency after the sport and in contrast him to a number of the recreation’s greatest gamers.
“I have been on this recreation over 50 years, and I’ve seen some nice gamers,” Boeheim mentioned. “I am not saying he is higher than these guys, however he can do issues no one has accomplished on this recreation. He’s loopy. He’s a distinct sort of participant. There’s not guys like him.”
Duke will now play North Carolina within the ACC Tournament Semi-Final tonight at 9 P.M. EST.