Duke topped North Carolina in stunning fashion at the Dean Dome on Saturday night, pulling off a ridiculous overtime comeback victory.
The Blue Devils beat the Tar Heels, 98-96, in overtime on Saturday night. Duke forced overtime on a wild play by Tre Jones and won it at the buzzer in overtime on a tip-in.
Duke’s comeback was aided by a questionable-at-best non-call from the officials, though. UNC led Duke, 96-65, with 12 seconds left when the Blue Devils forced a turnover.
North Carolina’s Andrew Platek lost the ball out of bounds on an inbounds attempt. Duke freshman Duke freshman Wendell Moore probably should’ve been called for a foul on the play.
Not sure how, but call on the floor here was Duke ball. Looked like a pretty obvious Duke foul. pic.twitter.com/VapPwLRy5Q
— Kyle Boone (@Kyle__Boone) February 9, 2020
ESPN analyst Jay Bilas was stunned with the no-call.
“Wow. They did not call a foul there, did they? They called it out of bounds to Duke,” Bilas said. “Boy, that’s amazing.”
Bilas wasn’t done criticizing the refs.
“I don’t agree with this at all,” Bilas said. “That’s a foul. Wow.”
“That is hard to imagine that you wouldn’t make that call.”
Tre Jones was then fouled on Duke’s ensuing possession. He made one free throw to tie the game at 96-96. The Blue Devils rebounded Jones’ second attempt and Moore tipped in a shot at the buzzer to win it.
WENDELL MOORE AT THE BUZZER!! DUKE WINS!! pic.twitter.com/UykiJQlFCK
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 9, 2020
Losses don’t get much tougher than that one. The loss dropped the Tar Heels to 10-13 on the season.