CHARLOTTE -- Michigan guard Darius Morris’ attempt at a tying shot caromed off the back rim with one second remaining Sunday afternoon, allowing No. 1 seed Duke to advance to the NCAA tournament’s West Regional semifinals with a 73-71 win at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Blue Devils led by as many as 15 points in the second half, but guard Tim Hardaway Jr. scored seven of his 15 points in the final 3:09 to rally the Wolverines. A Hardaway 3-pointer with 1:27 remaining cut the deficit to 70-69, but Duke freshman guard Kyrie Irving made a 6-foot bank shot against a 1-3-1 zone with 31 seconds left.
Morris drove the lane for a layup with 10 seconds remaining, and Michigan immediately fouled Duke guard Nolan Smith. He made the first of two free throws with 8.6 seconds left, and Morris made a mad rush down the court for an attempt at the tying basket.
His final shot caromed off the rim, leaving Duke to celebrate coach Mike Krzyzewski’s 900th career win. Krzyzewski needs three more wins to break Bob Knight’s Division I record.