After Vernon Carey Jr. fouled out with 18 points, Jones took over, scoring 15 straight points for the Blue Devils across the second half and overtime before Moore’s game-winner. His jumper at the regulation buzzer forced overtime.
WENDELL MOORE FOR THE WIN! 🚨🚨🚨@DukeMBB wins at the buzzer!pic.twitter.com/gpnwgLF4BX— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) February 9, 2020
Asked what he was thinking, he paid homage to his older brother, former Duke star and current Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyus Jones. “He’s been in this same moment before, he did grander things than that, so shout out big bro,” he said. “I know he’s watching wherever he is right now. I’m just trying to be like big bro.” Moore had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Cassius Stanley 22 points and six rebounds for Duke (20-3, 10-2 ACC), which earlier in the day was projected as the No. 2 seed in the East by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee. Freshman Cole Anthony, a projected Top-10 NBA pick, had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Tar Heels, who dropped to 10-13, 3-9. “I am not disappointed in my team,” UNC coach Roy Williams said. “I am not disappointed in my team’s effort.” He added: “Today I saw the team I thought we were going to have in the preseason.”
TRE JONES! 😱😱😱— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) February 9, 2020
WILD sequence to force OT in Chapel Hill!pic.twitter.com/hLShyCmrdF
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YOU LOVE TO SEE IT #DukeWins pic.twitter.com/HGKTtAcvQs— Duke Men’s Basketball (@DukeMBB) February 9, 2020