Duke clinches No. 1 seed in ACC Tournament with blowout win over Pitt
Duke dominated Pitt 86-56 on Tuesday night, winning its seventh consecutive game.
The victory also means the Blue Devils have clinched the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament and at least a share of the league’s regular season title.
the mood when you secure the ACC top spot in your last road game 🐐 pic.twitter.com/vjrdF6iQwE
— Duke Men’s Basketball (@DukeMBB) March 2, 2022
Trevor Keels had one of the best game of his career. He scored 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting and also made 5 3-pointers.
Paolo Banchero also had one of his most efficient nights in awhile. He scored 21 points on 10 shots and made all 3 of his long-range shots. He also dished out 3 assists.
Duke moved up to No. 4 in the AP Top-25 of Monday. The Blue Devils are also in the top five of KenPom and have reached a season-high ranking of No. 9 in the NET.
Duke’s late-season surge has it in position to possibly steal a No. 1 seed on Selection Sunday. The Blue Devils close out the regular season at home vs. North Carolina on Saturday.
This was the final true road game of Mike Krzyzewski’s career. The Blue Devils went 9-2 in away games this season.
Duke and UNC tip off at 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday.