Duke has survived.

The No. 1 overall seed rallied in the final seconds to beat UCF 77-76 and reach the Sweet 16 in the East Region.

The Knights had two shots for the win on the final possession, but B.J. Taylor missed a driving shot that rolled off the rim. The same then happened to Aubrey Dawkins' last-ditch tip-in attempt, securing the win for Duke.

Duke trailed 74-70 late before pushing back ahead on RJ Barrett's putback of a missed free throw by Zion Williamson.

Williamson had 32 points for Duke, while Dawkins had 32 for UCF.

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