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UCF Star's Reaction To Epic Duke Loss Is Heartbreaking

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COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 24: Aubrey Dawkins #15 of the UCF Knights shoots the ball against Cam Reddish #2 of the Duke Blue Devils 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 and UCF had the greatest finish of the 2019 NCAA Tournament tonight - so far, anyway. The No. 1-seeded Blue Devils escaped on an insane final play.

Coach K's team took a 1-point lead with a little more than 10 seconds to play on a put-back by star freshman R.J. Barrett.

UCF called a timeout once it got the ball on its side of the floor and ended up getting two great looks at a game-winning shot.

A runner from outside the lane bounced off the rim and a put-back attempt grazed off the entire rim before falling off at the last second.

Duke wins, 77-76.

Aubrey Dawkins, the son of UCF's head coach (the former Duke star) had an incredible game, scoring 32 points. His reaction to the NCAA Tournament loss was heartbreaking, as were the reactions of UCF's other players. Here's the full sequence:

Duke moves on, playing in the Sweet 16 against either Virginia Tech or Liberty. UCF, unfortunately, is going home.