Zion Williamson was electric again.
The likely No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft and potential future Knick continues to thrive in the Big Dance, leading Duke to a 75-73 Sweet 16 victory Friday night over Virginia Tech. Duke will play Michigan State on Sunday in the East Regional final.
Williamson scored 23 points on 11-for-14 shooting, adding six rebounds and three blocks. One of those blocks came with 5:27 left after he was beat one-on-one but closed down at the basket anyway, keeping Duke ahead by five.
But Williamson's most noteworthy play of the night came in the form of a thunderous two-handed, alley-oop jam off a fast break midway through the second half to give Duke a six-point lead.
R.J. Barrett, another possible Knicks draft pick, had 18 points and 11 assists but had five turnovers and went 0-for-7 from 3-point range.
It was Duke's second straight nail-biter after barely surviving against UCF. Virginia Tech had a chance to win it at the buzzer as Ahmed Hill got open for a leap off the inbound pass, but he short-armed the drop shot just a couple feet from the basket.
Asked on the broadcast after the game about consecutive tight games, Williamson pointed to the mic flag and said, "It's right here on the mic. March Madness."