Four wins in four days: Tatum leads Duke past Notre Dame for ACC championship


By Ralph D. Russo - AP College Sports Writer



Duke Athletics The Duke basketball team celebrates beating Notre Dame to win the ACC tournament on Saturday night. The Blue Devils became the first team in league history to win four games in four days to win the title.


NEW YORK — Jayson Tatum took over in the final two minutes, making key plays on both ends of the floor, and No. 14 Duke became the first team to win the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament with four wins in four days by rallying to beat No. 22 Notre Dame 75-69 on Saturday night.

The freshman forward finished a spectacular week in Brooklyn with 19 points and eight rebounds for the fifth-seeded Blue Devils (27-8). Duke won its first ACC Tournament championship since 2011 and its 20th overall, most in league history.

Bonzie Colson was a beast for third-seeded Notre Dame (25-9) with 29 points and nine rebounds.

The Blue Devils came from double digits down in the second half to beat both No. 10 Louisville and No. 6 North Carolina to get to the finals at Barclays Center and then came from eight back with 11:35 left to beat the Irish.

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The Duke basketball team celebrates beating Notre Dame to win the ACC tournament on Saturday night. The Blue Devils became the first team in league history to win four games in four days to win the title.
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The Duke basketball team celebrates beating Notre Dame to win the ACC tournament on Saturday night. The Blue Devils became the first team in league history to win four games in four days to win the title.

By Ralph D. Russo

AP College Sports Writer

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