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Austin Rivers’ game-winner vs. North Carolina, in photos


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Austin Rivers is a stone-cold killer. How else to explain his 29 points (on 9-of-16 shooting) and his ridiculous game-winner over North Carolina’s 7-foot center Tyler Zeller in Duke’s 85-84 win?

Kid’s got game.

So let’s take a visual tour of those final moments, shall we? It made for quite the moment.


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Rivers pulls up. Zeller had given the 6-3 guard a little space on the perimeter, which proved to be too much. This photo also seems awfully similar. (Credit: Jim R. Bounds/AP)


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A different angle of the shot. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty)


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Rivers, in pure joy. (Credit: Grant Halverson/Getty)


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From left, teammates Andre Dawkins, Ryan Kelly and Seth Curry run to Rivers. (Credit: Jim R. Bounds/AP)


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Let the hugging begin! (Credit: Grant Halvorson/Getty)


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The Heels can’t believe it. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty)


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Kendal Marshall most of all. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty)


And the TV camera swoop in. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty.)

“This is the best feeling I’ve ever had on the basketball court,” he said afterward. “This is the best feeling I’ve ever had.”

Yeah, I’d buy that.

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