Less than four hours before Duke was set to tip things off against Wake Forest on Tuesday, Duke basketball announced that Zion Williamson won’t play. Williamson suffered a Grade 1 knee sprain on the first possession of the game against UNC (Feb. 20); he’s yet to play since then. Duke has gone 2-2 in the game without Williamson, including the home loss to the Tar Heels.
NEWS: Zion will miss tonight’s game versus Wake Forest as he continues to recover from a Grade 1 right knee sprain. pic.twitter.com/3zr9QYrSQJ
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) March 5, 2019
The matchup with Tobacco Road rival Wake Forest is Duke’s final home game; of course, the regular season finale is set for Saturday’s rematch in Chapel Hill with North Carolina.