Coach K: Zion Williamson Doubtful to Play Saturday vs. UNC

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RJ Barrett scored 28 points and No. 4-ranked Duke held on to beat Wake Forest 71-70 on Tuesday night after Chaundee Brown's jumper rimmed out at the buzzer in Durham, North Carolina.

North Carolina's matchup against Duke on Saturday will tip off at 6 p.m. ET.

"We gave ourselves a chance", coach Danny Manning said.

On Monday, Mike Krzyzewski would not say whether or not Zion would play against Wake, but he did say that Williamson was in the fourth, and final stage of the recovery process. So, right after the game, our Mitchell Gladstone and Derek Saul got back in the studio to discuss all that happened and why the Blue Devils just seem off without Zion Williamson.

The Yellow Jackets will carry a three-game losing streak into their ACC women's tournament opener against North Carolina on Thursday.

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It certainly wasn't the Senior Night anyone was expecting, but Duke got the win it needed to stay alive for a share of the ACC regular-season crown.

It seems highly probable that Barrett won't be around Duke long enough to set an all-time school scoring records, projected by many to be a consensus Top 3 selection in the 2019 NBA Draft, no matter how the draft order shakes out. "He would like to play Saturday, too, if he's ready".

Though he's progressing toward a return to play for Duke this season, Zion Williamson won't play another game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. He said, 'I'm ready.' And I said. Williamson has been out since he was hurt in the opening minute of the loss to the Tar Heels on February 21.

"His knee is going to be OK", Krzyzewski said.

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