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Coach K Reveals What He Told Duke's Players Late vs. UCF

coach k looks onto the court during the game against ucf

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 22: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the North Dakota State Bison in the first half during the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Colonial Life Arena on March 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Duke notched the craziest win of the NCAA Tournament to date on Sunday night, taking down No. 9 seed UCF, 77-76, in a wild finish in the second round.

The No. 1-seeded Blue Devils trailed by 3 points in the final minute, but got a four-point possession for the lead when R.J. Barrett snagged the rebound off a Zion Williamson and-1 free throw attempt and put it back for a lay-in.

UCF came oh so close to hitting a shot for the win, but both of their attempts fell off of the rim, giving Duke the victory.

It was a pressure-packed contest for Duke's best players, which are experiencing the NCAA Tournament for the first time.

Coach K revealed after the game what he told his players during the tight moments.

"I'm not worried," Coach K told Williamson and Barrett. "You guys live for these moments."

Williamson admitted after the game that he didn't need to hear anything else.

"When the greatest coach of all time tells you that," Williamson said, "that's all the confidence you need."

Duke advanced to the Sweet 16, where No. 4 seed Virginia Tech awaits.