1:30 left in the second half. Duke down 7. Best player in college basketball limping. Arguably the best rivalry in sports. The Blue Devils turned to their outstanding freshman point guard Tyus Jones. Jones did not disappoint.
Tyus went to work scoring Duke’s last 9 points in regulation including the tying basket on a layup with 29 ticks left. He scored a total of 14 points in the second half and overtime and seemed to have the composure of a senior.
Tyus finished with the game with 22 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds. The best game of his young career couldn’t have come during a bigger game. He was a star amongst stars in his first Duke versus UNC battle, it was something special to watch.