And were it not for Henderson's heroics, the Blue Devils would have been going home early for a second consecutive season as Belmont held a 70-69 with just over 17 seconds remaining. At that point the sophomore wing took the ball down the lane and converted with 11.9 seconds remaining.
But it wasn't over after DeMarcus Nelson stole Belmont's apparent last chance inbounds pass, but missed the ensuing free throw, giving Belmont one last chance to pull off the upset with 2.2 seconds left. The Bruins' Justin Hare caught the inbounds pass, took one dribble and heaved a 35 foot prayer that was hit the outside of the rim.
Henderson finished with a game high 21 points and eight rebounds, while sixth man Jon Scheyer added 13 points and four rebounds. Greg Paulus and Kyle Singler finished with 12 and 11 points respectively.
The victory not only extends the Blue Devils' season, it also pushed head coach Mike Krzyzewski past former nemesis Dean Smith into sole possession of first place on the NCAA's list of most victories in a coaches' first 33 season with 803.
The Blue Devils will face the winner of Arizona and West Virginia on Saturday afternoon.