Watertown Daily Times | College basketball: Duke’s Williamson dominates in return, scores 29 points to beat Syracuse

Zion Williamson returned in fine form, scoring 29 points as fifth-ranked Duke defeated Syracuse 84-72 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Thursday night at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Williamson, the ACC Player of the Year, was in action for the first time since suffering a sprained knee in the opening minute of a Feb. 20 loss to North Carolina. The freshman forward shot 13-for-13 from the field, but 2-for-9 on foul shots, and finished with 14 rebounds and five steals.

Duke (27-5), the third seed for the tournament, will meet third-ranked and second-seeded North Carolina in tonight’s late quarterfinal. North Carolina won the…

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