Scheyer shot 3-pointer with 18 seconds left to defeat Georgia Tech. This earned the Blue Devils their second consecutive ACC Tournament title, 65-61 Sunday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The top-ranked Blue Devils did indeed win to improve to 29-5, but hours later they started over at 0-0 after the NCAA Tournament field was announced.
Duke earned the No. 1 seed in the South Region and will open play Friday in Jacksonville, Fla., against either Winthrop or Arkansas-Pine Bluff, who will meet in the play-in game Tuesday in Dayton.
While Duke has triumphed on the ACC level the past two years, none of the Blue Devils’ current players have made it past the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
“We’ve got to switch gears and get ready for the NCAAs,” Duke junior Nolan Smith said. “That’s already on my mind.
“Winning a championship is the best feeling, and I’ve never won the NCAAs, so I can only imagine how that feels.”