"It was a tough way to go out," McDermott said. "It's hard letting the seniors down tonight. It doesn't take away from the last two years."
Curry's second 3-pointer pushed it back to 11 and Sulaimon followed with another 3 to wrap it up.
Plumlee finished with 10 points and the Blue Devils made 21 of 28 free throws.
Tyler Thornton banked in a running 3 at the buzzer to send Duke into halftime with a 29-23 lead. The Bluejays missed 12 of their first 15 shots, then missed 10 of 13 to open the second half. They lost in the third round to North Carolina last year and talked all season about wanting to get back to this point. They would go no farther. The Bluejays haven't advanced to a regional semifinal since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
Krzyzewksi again celebrated a big win in Philadelphia, though with far less drama. The Blue Devils topped Kentucky in the 1992 East Regional final on Christian Laettner's buzzer-beater in perhaps the greatest game and shot in the tournament's 75-year history.
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