It took just 36 seconds for one of college basketball’s most highly anticipated matchups to take an ugly turn when Duke star Zion Williamson went down with a knee injury Wednesday night against North Carolina.
The Blue Devils forward’s sneaker looked as if it exploded before he fell to the floor in pain against the Tar Heels on Duke’s first possession of the game. Williamson did not return to the game, an eventual 88-72 win for Carolina.
The NBA world took to Twitter to show their support for the likely future NBA star after he exited college basketball’s biggest rivalry.
Some good news did arise, however. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters Williamson’s injury is a mild knee sprain and will be evaluated further Thursday.