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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) celebrates after the Blue Devils defeated Carolina 74-73 during the semifinals of the ACC Tournament.

CHARLOTTE — Fewer than 24 hours after pouring out every ounce of emotion in a victory over North Carolina on Friday night, Duke will have to find a way to do it again.

The third meeting of the season between the rivals delivered the drama and intensity that’s become expected in the series, leaving players exhausted as they fielded questions from the media well after midnight and looked ahead to Saturday night’s ACC Tournament championship game against Florida State.

“I think it's more of getting them physically ready,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “It's two exhausting days in a row and if we want to win in the tournament, you have to win two big time games in three days. You have to do something after you've already done something.”

Friday night certainly had the feel of a heavyweight title matchup, but the Blue Devils will have to get through the Seminoles for a trophy.

“Quick bounce-back because we can’t be satisfied,” forward Javin DeLaurier said. “Coach told us all the great teams have got to be hungry. Obviously, we’ve got to move on.”

FSU certainly has Duke’s attention after the two teams played a classic of their own all the way back on Jan. 12, when it took a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Cam Reddish to give the Blue Devils an 80-78 victory.

Duke, which has dominated the boards this season, was outrebounded by the Seminoles 39-34 that day as Zion Williamson played just 17 minutes after being poked in the eye.

In his absence, RJ Barrett poured in 32 points and Reddish broke out of an extended slump to score 23 points, including the game-winner.

“I think we’re all looking forward to it,” Reddish said “They’re really skilled, really athletic and they get up and down and we get up and down. It should be a good matchup.”

The defensive-minded Seminoles showed just how dangerous can be in Friday night’s victory over Virginia, forcing an offense that ranks second nationally in efficiency to shoot 41 percent while outrebounding the Cavs 35-20.

The 6-10 Mfiondu Kabengele and 7-4 Christ Koumadje give FSU one of the few front lines in the nation that could can match Williamson physically and prevent him from having another field day in the lane.

“They’re a talented, athletic team and very physical,” DeLaurier said.

Given the short turnaround, the Seminoles will have one decided advantage in their depth. In all, FSU has 10 players averaging 10 or more minutes, with guard Devin Vassell coming in just below that mark at 9.7.

The Seminoles went 10-deep in the win over Virginia, with no player getting more than 32 minutes.

In contrast, Duke went eight-deep against Carolina with Williamson playing 35 minutes and Tre Jones and Barrett both playing all 40 minutes.

Despite the heavy workload for Duke’s stars throughout the tournament, DeLaurier is confident the Blue Devils have plenty left in the tank.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a concern,” he said. “I’m more than confident in my guys.”

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