The stunning upset, and the stunning comeback, is now complete. After trailing by six points at halftime in a Sweet 16 matchup, Arizona outscored defending champion Duke 55-33 in the second half, running away with a 93-77 win and a date with UConn in the Elite 8. Derrick Williams scored a career-high 32 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had three steals in a monster performance.
As good as Williams was, it was his supporting cast that stepped up in the second half. Williams had 25 first-half points, but only seven points after halftime. Instead, it was players like point guard Lamont "Momo" Jones, Solomon Hill and others who really came through. It was a complete team effort that was made possible because Williams willed Arizona to compete in the first half.
Kyrie Irving had 25 points off the bench to lead Duke, while Kyle Singler added 18 in his final game. ACC Player of the Year Nolan Smith was not as fortunate, scoring just eight points on 3-14 shooting in his final college game.