In a clash of ACC foes, second-seeded Duke defeated 11th-seeded Syracuse 69-65 on Friday night in the Sweet 16.
Duke advances to face No. 1 seed Kansas on Sunday in the Elite Eight.
Marvin Bagley, who finished with 22 points in the win, passed Jabari Parker (670 in 2014) to become the program’s all-time leading freshman scorer.
Tyus Battle led Syracuse with 19 points.
Duke (39.3 percent) won the game despite being Syracuse (49 percent) shooting a better percentage from the field.
Syracuse, the last at-large team to make the NCAA Tournament, defeated Arizona State, TCU and Michigan State before bowing out to their conference rivals in the Sweet 16.
Here’s what Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim had to say after the defeat:
Boeheim: They’ve had an incredible end of the year. I’ve never been more proud of a team than what this team has done the last 10 days. This team has a tremendous amount of courage.
— chris carlson (@ccarlsononSU) March 24, 2018