Duke faced yet another elite defense on Saturday night in the Elite Eight, and the Blue Devils turned in another elite offensive performance as they cruised past Arkansas 78-69

As a team, Duke shot 54.7% and dominated the paint against an Arkansas team that saw its season end in the Elite Eight for the second straight season.

The teams traded runs in the first half, but the Blue Devils used an 8-0 spurt in the final 1:20 of the half to open up a 45-33 halftime lead

Title 1Arkansas cut the deficit to 53-48 with 13:19 remaining on a Jaylin Williams 3-point play. But Duke promptly went on a 10-0 run that began with a Paolo Banchero bucket. By the 9:07 mark

Duke's victory sets up a Final Four matchup for the ages that will be a great story, regardless of who the opponent winds up being.

The Blue Devils were itching for a rematch in the ACC Tournament title game but wound up playing Virginia Tech instead after the Hokies beat North Carolina in a semifinal game.

They may get a rematch after all, and this one would have legendary stakes attached to it. But, of course, North Carolina must first get past Saint Peter's.

With victories against Kentucky, Murray State and Purdue under their belt, the Peacocks won't be intimidated by the Tar Heels and they wouldn't back down against Duke, either.