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You Tube Gold: Duke-UCF In 2019

Still riveting

Central Florida v Duke
COLUMBIA, SC - MARCH 24: RJ Barrett #5 of the Duke Blue Devils drives against Tacko Fall #24 of the Central Florida Knights in the second half during the second round of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Colonial Life Arena on March 24, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina.
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We told you going into it last year that Central Florida was a nightmare tournament opponent for anyone. It sure turned out to be one for Duke.

Tacko Fall came to UCF as a gawky and very tall kid and by last spring he had matured into a very likable young man who was essentially a one-man zone.

And with Duke’s outside game struggling, Fall’s value shot up. It was almost impossible to shoot over him.

At the end of the game, it came down to Duke preserving a lead. Aubrey Dawkins, son of former Duke star and UCF coach Johnny, drove to the basket with time running out and his shot just barely rimmed out.

It was an incredibly dramatic ending to a remarkably intense game. It just seems like a good time to revisit it and the bizarre sight of someone making Zion Williamson look like a chubby little child.