College basketball: Duke dominates at the finish to defeat Florida
Marvin Bagley had 30 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke rallied late to beat No. 7 Florida 87-84 on Sunday night for the Motion Bracket championship at the Phil Knight Invitational tournament in Portland, Ore.
Gary Trent Jr., who had a pair of free throws that pulled the Blue Devils in front and a key steal in the final moments, finished with 15 points.
Bagley, a 6-foot-11 freshman, has six double-doubles in eight games this season for Duke (8-0). He was named the bracket’s most valuable player.
KeVaughn Allen had 17 points for Florida (5-1). Jalen Hudson added 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Florida led by as many as 17 points midway through the second half. Duke closed within 78-70 on consecutive jumpers from Wendell Carter Jr. and a pair of free throws from Bagley.
Grayson Allen’s three-pointer got Duke within 82-79 with 3:07 left, putting the Blue Devils fans on their feet. Bagley’s layup closed the gap to 84-83 and Trent made free throws to put Duke in front 85-84 with 1:12 left.
Hudson missed a free throw to tie it before Trent’s steal with 12 seconds left. Trent made clutch free throws for the final margin.
The teams were among the 16 Nike teams that took part in the three-day tournament, dubbed the PK80, that started on Thanksgiving and took a hiatus Saturday for college football. Fourth-ranked Michigan State beat defending NCAA champion North Carolina 63-45 earlier in the evening in the Victory Bracket.
The event honored Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday.
No. 4 Michigan State 63, No. 9 North Carolina 45: Joshua Lanford made five three-point baskets and finished with 23 points and the Spartans (5-1) won the Victory Bracket of the PK80 Invitational at Portland, Ore. Coach Tom Izzo got the best of Roy Williams for the first time in eight matchups. The Tar Heels (5-1) shot only 24.6% from the field.
No. 17 Gonzaga 76, Texas 71 (OT): Rui Hachimura scored a career-high 20 points for the Bulldogs (5-1), who blew a 21-point second-half lead before winning in overtime in a consolation game at the PK80 Invitational. Matt Coleman led the Longhorns (4-2) with 19 points.
Georgia 83, No. 21 St. Mary’s 81 (OT): Reserve guard Tyree Crump scored five points in overtime and finished with 17 to help lift the Bulldogs (5-1) in the third-place game of the Wooden Legacy tournament at Cal State Fullerton. Jock Landale led the Gaels (4-2) with 33 points and 12 rebounds. Twenty-six of the Gaels’ 36 baskets came on layups.
No. 8 Kentucky 107, Illinois Chicago 73: Kevin Knox scored a career-high 25 points for the Wildcats (6-1) to conclude play in the Adolph Rupp Classic at Lexington, Ky. John Calipari became the 39th coach to reach 700 victories. Godwin Boahen led the Flames (2-3) with 17 points.
No. 23 West Virginia 83, Missouri 79: Jevon Carter scored 29 points, including a go-ahead three-pointer in the final minute, and the Mountaineers overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to win the Advocare Invitational championship game. Daxter Miles Jr. added 26 points, including four late free throws, for West Virginia (6-1). Missouri (5-2) got 21 points from Jordan Barnett. Kassius Robertson and Kevin Puryear had 13 each.
No. 6 Notre Dame 92, No. 3 South Carolina 85: Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points, Jackie Young had 22 the Irish (6-0) won the Gulf Coast Showcase title game at Estero, Fla., and in the process ended the defending national champions winning streak at 17 games. A’ja Wilson had a career-best 34 points for the Gamecocks (6-1).
Nebraska 85, Long Beach State 80: Glynn Watson Jr. scored 26 points and the Cornhuskers (5-2) beat the 49ers (3-4) at the Advocare Invitational in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Gabe Levin scored 22 points for Long Beach.
at Cal State Fullerton 70, Harvard 61: Jackson Rowe scored a career-high 25 points on 10-for-10 shooting and the Titans (3-3) won the fifth-place game of the Wooden Legacy. Bryce Aiken had 16 points for the Crimson (3-4).
at Michigan 87, UC Riverside 42: The Highlanders (2-3) shot 30% in a blowout loss to the Wolverines (6-1). Chance Murray had eight points for Riverside, which trailed 41-17 at halftime. Moritz Wagner had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan.
USC 71, at Hawaii 60: Mark Trakh got his 400th victory as a college coach and the Trojans (7-0) won the Rainbow Wahine Showdown. Kristen Simon scored 25 points for USC and Minyon Moore added 20. Hawaii is 4-3
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