When two great basketball programs like the Michigan State Spartans and the Duke Blue Devils meet you can be sure neither team will give an inch.
That was true today when the two teams met in Washington DC with a trip to the Final Four to take on Texas Tech next weekend.
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And when this latest clash between the Spartans and Blue Devils was over, MSU had won a battle and had come away with a 68-67 win and the right to keep dancing.
In the first half MSU had Duke down by seven points midway through the half. That was the largest deficit Duke had seen in the tournament.
At the 6:00 minute mark the Duke players seemed to remember they played for Duke and came roaring back to take the lead back.
But State was not intimidated, putting together at 13-0 run to end the half with a 34-30 lead.
Zion Williamson, the Duke freshman, was everything everyone expected. The projected top pick in the next NBA draft was the leading scorer for the Devils, knocking down a double-double with 24 points and 14 rebounds.
Cassius Winston led the Spartans with 20 points.
The Spartans season 32-6 while Duke moves to 32-6
6 Sports anchor Audrey Dahlgren will have updates from Washington tonight on 6 Sports Overtime.