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Coach K’s farewell tour: No. 1 seed Duke survives ACC Tournament quarterfinal test from Syracuse

Duke nearly went one-and-done at the ACC Tournament on Thursday in its final appearance in the event under coach Mike Krzyzewski. In the end, though, the No. 1 seed Blue Devils used a late surge to beat No. 9 seed Syracuse 88-79 and advance to Friday’s semifinals. They will play the winner of Thursday afternoon’s game between No. 4 seed Miami and No. 13 seed Boston College.

Syracuse showed once again that Duke has some issues to shore up defensively before the NCAA Tournament begins next week. After allowing 94 points against North Carolina in a home loss to end the regular season, the Blue Devils allowed Syracuse forward Jimmy Boeheim to go off for 28 points on Thursday.

The Orange led 40-36 at halftime and rallied late in the second half a 79-78 lead at the 3:32 mark before fading in the end amid a one-game suspension for star

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No. 2 Cincinnati survives with late goal-line stand

On a day the college football world got a televised picture postcard from Cincinnati, the Bearcats got out to a 14-0 start against Tulsa, sputtered in the second quarter, pulled away, then sputtered again.

It would come down to a pair of late possessions by Tulsa, both stopped. After fumbling away what looked like their final possession, the Bearcats defense stopped the Golden Hurricane four straight times. Steven Anderson’s last rush was fumbled in the end zone and recovered by senior Jabari Taylor to secure UC’s 28-20 Homecoming triumph over Tulsa.

“We train for that,” Darrian Beavers said of the back-to-back goal-line stands. “We practice for that. We practice for sudden moments when we don’t expect it and we think the game’s over. Stuff happens. We have to be always prepared to come out on the field. (When) our backs are against the wall, we play our best.”

Though not

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