Duke nearly gave away its 2011 NCAA Tournament game against Michigan after leading by as many as 12 with only six minutes left, but escaped Charlotte with a win. Michigan cut the lead to one with a minute left, and then back to one with 10 seconds left. Nolan Smith missed one of his two free throws with 8.7 seconds left to give Michigan a chance to win at the buzzer, but Darius Morris missed a runner in the lane.
Smith ended up with 24 points, followed by Morris' 16. Many complained about the first-half officiating in Charlotte, North Carolina, which saw Duke take far more free throws than Michigan -- the Wolverines were able to finish within 14 charity stripe attempts of the Blue Devils, so I guess things shaped up in the second half.
Duke will move on to play either Arizona or Texas on Thursday in Anaheim.