For the first time since Feb. 20, Zion Williamson (knee sprain) will suit up and play for Duke. After missing Duke’s final five games of the regular season, Williamson will play Thursday night against Syracuse in the quarterfinals in the 2019 ACC Tournament.
Duke’s Zion Williamson, the potential No. 1 NBA pick, has been cleared to return from sprained knee tonight against Syracuse.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 14, 2019
Duke and Syracuse split the regular season series — with both teams winning on the road. Zion Williamson played in the first matchup, which Duke lost; however, he was excellent: 35 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.
— Brian Geisinger (@bgeis_bird) March 14, 2019
Other Injury News
- Duke junior center Marques Bolden won’t play in the ACC Tournament after injuring his knee in the loss at North Carolina.
- Syracuse Iron Man Tyus Battle missed the team’s ACC Tournament opener — a win Wednesday night over Pittsburgh — with a hip injury. His status for tonight against Duke is still unclear.
Syracuse’s Tyus Battle won’t play against Pittsburgh in ACC Tournament https://t.co/g5svclmESN
— Syracuse Basketball (@syrbasketball) March 13, 2019