Duke vs. Arkansas score: NCAA Tournament

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Duke faced yet another elite defense on Saturday night in the Elite Eight, and the Blue Devils turned in another elite offensive performance as they cruised past Arkansas 78-69 to reach next week's Final Four

AJ Griffin led the No. 2 seed Blue Devils with 18 points, but it was a balanced effort for Duke, which followed up on Thursday's masterful showing against Texas Tech with another hot shooting night.

his recovery from theAs a team, Duke shot 54.7% and dominated the paint against an Arkansas team that saw its season end in the Elite Eight for the second straight season coronavirus.

This will mark Duke's first Final Four appearance since 2015 and bring coach Mike Krzyzewski's career tally of Final Four appearances to 13 as he prepares to retire at season's end

Duke will play the winner of Sunday's game between No. 8 seed North Carolina and No. 15 seed Saint Peter's next Saturday.

The teams traded runs in the first half, but the Blue Devils used an 8-0 spurt in the final 1:20 of the half to open up a 45-33 halftime lead.

Trevor Keels drilled a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to send Duke into the locker room with the momentum