Singler scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds while Smith and Scheyer added 16 points apiece to help Duke claim a ninth ACC Tournament championship in the last 12 seasons.
Though Duke never trailed and established a working margin early on, the gritty Yellow Jackets rallied from an 11 point deficit with 6:21 remaining to cut the lead to one behind strong play from their heralded freshman big man, Derrick Favors who finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks.
Favors' dunk with 48 seconds remaining pulled the Yellow Jackets to within 60-59 and seemed to be the precursor to a knockout punch for the clearly fatigued Blue Devils as the talented freshman continued to take over. However, on this day it was just setting the stage for the Duke senior.
Scheyer came off a curl and pulled up to knock down a three with 18 seconds left to bump the margin back to four. After surrendering an uncontested layup, the Blue Devils sent Singler to the line. There he hit two more free throws - his 12th and 13th of the half in 13 attempts - to put the game out of reach.
Though the big three proved to be the difference in the game, Duke managed to get some unexpected contributions from the bench throughout the game. Primarily in first half when freshman Andre Dawkins scored seven points in relief of a foul plagued Nolan Smith.
With the win Duke moved to 29-5 on the season and could spell a No.1 seed for the Blue Devils in the NCAA Tournament.