WATCH: DJ Burns mock Dukes' fan as NC State advances to final four of NCAA Basketball Tournament 2024

It was the Elite Eight showdown between NC State and Dukes Blue Devils where NC continued their winning run as they beat the Dukes by 76-64.

Shubham Shekhar
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DJ Burns against Dukes (Source: Twitter)

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Amid NC State’s ongoing victory streak team’s star center, DJ Burns taunts Dukes’ fans. It was the Elite Eight showdown between NC State and Dukes Blue Devils where NC continued their winning run. They beat the Dukes by 76-64 to continue their winning run.

However, it was Burns who made headlines through his taunting comments on Dukes’ fans. With a height of around 7 feet, Burns took his moments to mock the opposition fans. His on-court antics went viral on social media as fans found it humiliating for Dukes.

As the game was progressing to its closure Burns was seen talking with Dukes’ fans as he said “Your Season is over. It’s over.” He said all this while doing Slit-throat motion. Burns was also seen doing some other gestures while the opposition crowd booed him.

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Apart from his on-court antics Burns also shone through his match-winning performance. Burns scored 29 points in the game which is his season-best performance. Notably, he made 13 of 19 shooting and was most efficient during the game.

A Dream run continues for NC State!

With this victory, NC State makes it to the final four of the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. This is the first NC team that made it there after four decades making this moment of joy for its fans. Notably, in 1983 Jim Valvano’s team not only made it to final four but also won the national title and finished their campaign with upsets over Houston and Phi Salma Jama.

After the game, Burns spoke about the reasons behind his on-court antics. He termed the environment in which he grew up as the major reason. He said, "I was raised in a happy environment. I try to take that with me wherever I go. I’ll say like I’ve been saying the whole tournament.”

“When I stop having fun with basketball, I’ll stop playing. There’s just been a total switch in our commitment. Nobody’s being late to things. Nobody’s being a problem on the court. Everybody’s come together.”