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Williams dominates inside as Duke rolls to ACC quarters

Freshman sets ACC Tournament freshman rebounding record with 19
Credit: AP
Duke center Mark Williams (15) tries to block the shot of Louisville guard David Johnson (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Freshman Mark Williams set season highs with 23 points and 19 rebounds for his second double-double, Matthew Hurt added 20 points, and No. 10 seed Duke eased by seventh-seeded Louisville 70-56 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. 

Williams is just the third Duke player over the last 25 seasons with at least 20 points and 15 rebounds in a conference tournament game, joining Marvin Bagley III and Shelden Williams, according to ESPN Stats & Info. 

Williams’ 19 rebounds were also the most by a freshman in ACC tournament history. David Johnson had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Louisville.

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