The sophomore guard hit a huge three-pointer to cut Louisville's lead down to one with 6:33 remaining, made two free throws to tie the game up at 70 with 5:48 left and drilled another trey with 4:55 remaining that almost blew the roof off the Barclays Center.
Kennard, Jayson Tatum and Frank Jackson each scored 20 points apiece for Duke, which led by 13 with 8:30 remaining in the second half before a furious Clemson rally trimmed the deficit to just one with 2:51 left.
Duke (23-8, 11-7) will face Clemson (17-14, 6-12) in the Barclays Center of Brooklyn, N.Y. for the second round at 2:00 p.m. ESPN will have the coverage.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blue Devils are now 7-point favorites versus the Tigers after opening as a 7.5-point favorite.
The Browns are still trying to trade for Jimmy Garoppolo
That's a price that will likely prove prohibitive for any team to pay, considering Garoppolo is only a year away from free agency. As Garafolo notes, the Patriots could use the franchise tag on Garoppolo next year and then deal him.
-Louisville is 15-3 with three championships over its last seven conference tournaments, reaching the title game five times.
Allen was fouled shooting a 3 with 8:58 left, a call that got about equal parts boos and hoots. Duke is averaging 75.2 points per game and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor and 36.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 73.5 points and their opponents are shooting 45.6 percent. It's got excellent guard play, depth among role playing big men, has length, creates hard matchups for opposing defense and plays great defense of its own. "So that play I'll live with, but you take your best player and put him to the bench on plays that I believe weren't fouls". "He really head fakes well, he passes well and he has a great feel for the game". Allen, who was scoreless in Wednesday night's 79-72 win over Clemson, burned UofL for 18 points. Maybe we'll develop a little more of an identity here. He blew past 'Pack defenders for a highlight reel jam, then hit a key three-point goal from the corner to lift his team to a 54-41 lead at the under-12 timeout. They attacked us so much at the start of the second half that we were on the bottom of a hill covered with snow catching a sled.
"That's just where Coach saw the game going". "They continue to tell me to stay aggressive".
Up until a few weeks ago, ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi had the Tigers earning a No. 10 seed into the NCAA Tournament, potentially traveling to Indianapolis. The Cards can point to their strength of schedule, but they are now 0-5 against ranked ACC teams on the road. "Being 9-9 in ACC play, I think that helped us out a lot. We have all the pieces".