There was nothing Zion Williamson could do but watch. Once again, Williamson and Duke were at the mercy of an opponent's last-second shot at the rim. Once again, the Blue Devils and their phenomenal freshmen marched on in March Madness when the ball didn't drop through.
Williamson and No. 1 overall seed Duke moved into the Elite Eight by erasing a deficit and then holding on to edge No. 4-seeded Virginia Tech 75-73 on Friday night.
The Hokies had their chances in the closing seconds, the final one coming on an inbounds play with 1.1 seconds left. The ball went to Ahmed Hill as he jumped to the basket, but his attempt to tie it somehow fell short from close-as-can-be.
"I'm not gonna lie to you," Williamson said. "When he caught it, I said: 'That's it. We're going to overtime.'"
It was similar to the way two last-gasp shots went off the rim for Duke's second-round opponent, UCF.
Also moving on to the Elite Eight on Friday were Michigan State, which routed LSU 80-63; Auburn, which upset top seed North Carolina 97-80; and Kentucky, which edged Houston 62-58
Check out some photos from the action.