"It's an honor for us to win," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "This is the best conference, especially this year, and I'm proud of my guys. They beat three outstanding opponents, and tonight was a physical, really hard-fought defensive game and our guys played good defense again."
Williamson broke former UNC freshman Phil Ford's scoring record of 78 points in the ACC Tournament set in 1975.
"It's even better in reality because when you're a little kid watching Duke on TV cut down nets, championship nets, and you say you want to be a part of it, you say it as a little kid, but when you actually grow up and get to be a part of it, I mean that's why we come to Duke," Williamson said. "To win championships and try to get banners."
Alongside Williamson on the ACC Tournament first team was Barrett, and Jones made the second-team after scoring 18 points against Florida State.
Kentucky losing in the semifinals to Tennessee in the SEC Tournament now leaves the possibility of three ACC teams in Duke, Virginia and UNC being ranked as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
"I hope that we're all rewarded -- I shouldn't say rewarded. I hope we get the due that we should get for that level of achievement and because the league has achieved a lot," Krzyzewski added.
The Blue Devils are expected to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and should be feared with Williamson back to dominating, Barrett proving why he's a future NBA top-five draft pick and Jones becoming a scarier offensive threat each game.
"I really think the level of relationships that we have with this group exceeds most of the teams that have been young for us," Krzyzewski said. Not that they (Former teams) were bad, but these guys give you an opportunity to do that. They're very secure in who they are and they only care about winning."
Duke has been upset in the NCAA Tournament notably before, but with a team of possible future NBA players only getting better and a healthy Marques Bolden still possibly returning, the Blue Devils are the odds on favorite to win it all.