Tacko Fall is up for the challenge, and he and his squad will certainly get it in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The 7′ 6″ UCF center is fresh off a strong performance that helped his Knights squad defeat #8 VCU 73-58 to set them up for a match-up with the top-seeded Duke Blue Devils.
If the Knights want to advance to the Sweet 16 in the East Region, they’ll have to stop an extremely talented Duke squad that is led by sensational rookie Zion Williamson.
Tacko has a task to defend the paint to the best of his ability and in doing so, he issued a strong statement to the future NBA Draft Lottery pick.
“It’s very hard,” Fall told Andy Katz of NCAA.com about dunking on him. “I won’t allow it. I won’t allow him to put me on one of his highlight tapes. It’s probably not going to happen.”
Against VCU, Fall went for 13 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks.
As far as Williamson goes, he put up 25 points in Duke’s 85-62 win over North Dakota State Friday.