Notre Dame Upsets Duke, 74-64, to Reach ACC Title Game

Bonzie Colson of Notre Dame
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Bonzie Colson scored 17 points and No. 11 Notre Dame beat No. 2 Duke 74-64 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals.

Demetrius Jackson added 15 points and Jerian Grant had 13 for the third-seeded Fighting Irish (28-5). They shot 50 percent, led by 17 and held off the Blue Devils' comeback attempt to beat them for the second time this season and advanced to a league championship game for the first time.

Notre Dame will face No. 19 North Carolina, the tournament's fifth seed, on Saturday night in the title game.

Jahlil Okafor had 28 points on 13-of-18 shooting for the second-seeded Blue Devils (29-4), who had their 12-game winning streak snapped by the last team to beat them. Notre Dame won 77-73 on Jan. 28.

Tyus Jones pulled Duke to 68-64 with a 3-pointer with about 3 minutes left. The Blue Devils didn't score again.

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