Published: Sat, March 09, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Duke Star Expected to Be Back for ACC Tournament

Duke Star Expected to Be Back for ACC Tournament

Williamson has missed four starts due to the injury, but coach Mike Krzyzewski had some positive news for Duke fans on Friday.

Duke: There weren't many encouraging things in this one from the Blue Devils, who once again stumbled early against a lower-division ACC team. "If Zion doesn't play Saturday, we would have had our team together for only nine of our games in conference, and we have 14 conference wins".

"Yesterday was a big day for him, though, because he didn't think before he moved", Krzyzewski said.

"He'd love to play Saturday, too, if he's ready", Krzyzewski said.

It recalls a certain Sunday morning in 2011, when Duke sent Kyrie Irving onto the court at the Greensboro Coliseum for a very prolonged and visible workout in the hours before the Blue Devils played North Carolina for the ACC title, the freshman point guard having been out for months because of a toe injury.

Krzyzewski didn't rule out Williamson returning for Saturday night's regular-season finale at No. 3 North Carolina.

"The way it's going, he's not going to be doubtful for the tournament", Krzyzewski said according to ESPN.

Brown had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and he pulled Wake Forest (11-18, 4-13) within 69-68 by hitting two free throws with 43.9 seconds left. But Coach K also added that he would "be surprised if he wasn't ready by the ACC Tournament". If the Blue Devils lose Tre Jones to the NBA Draft, would they pick things up with R.J. Hampton and attempt to reclassify, thus leading to a similar strategy with Hayes?

On Tuesday night, he sat out Duke's 71-70 win over Wake Forest, in what should have been his final appearance at the Cameron Indoor Stadium.

He didn't return to that game and missed Duke's next four games. Chanin Scott posted a double-double and was one of three players to finish with double-figure scoring numbers. He had a little bump on it. We had to limit her minutes in the first half and she wasn't herself when she came back. "So I would say he's doubtful for tomorrow, but we'll put it out tomorrow".

With conference tournaments and March Madness right around the corner, if you're a bookie or avid sports gambler, be sure to keep an eye on these current odds as they are likely to fluctuate and change as teams advance.

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