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Fans Think Zion Williamson Got Away With A Foul Late vs. UCF

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COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 24: Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts against the UCF Knights during the first half in the second round game of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Colonial Life Arena on March 24, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Duke is moving on to the Sweet 16 following the No. 1-seeded Blue Devils' epic win over No. 9 UCF in the NCAA Tournament's second round.

The win is not without some controversy, though.

Duke topped UCF, 77-76, in an epic finish, with two game-winning shot attempts by the Knights just bouncing off the rim.

Some fans believe Duke got a beneficial whistle from the referees down the stretch, with two potentially huge calls going the Blue Devils way.

The main one: Some fans believe Zion Williamson got away with a charge on his late layup.

Here's the play:

Williamson does appear to lower his shoulder into the defender, and college referees typically love to call those charges. The whistle wasn't blown there, though, and Williamson made his layup. Duke's star freshman then missed the game-tying free-throw, but it was rebounded by R.J. Barrett, who scored the game-winning put-back. Of course, there are some fans arguing that Barrett got away with a pushoff on his rebound. That is less clear.

What do you think? Did Duke get a beneficial whistle down the stretch?

Regardless, the Blue Devils are moving on. The East Region's No. 1 seed will take on either Virginia Tech or Liberty in the second round.