Top-ranked Duke rallies for 87-84 victory over No. 7 Florida

Top-ranked Duke rallies for 87-84 victory over No. 7 Florida

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Marvin Bagley III had 30 factors and 15 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke rallied late to beat No. 7 Florida 87-84 on Sunday evening for the Movement Bracket championship on the Phil Knight Invitational event.

Gary Trent Jr., who had a pair of free throws that pulled the Blue Devils in entrance and a key steal within the remaining moments, completed with 15 factors.

Bagley, a 6-foot-11 freshman, has six double-doubles in eight video games this season for Duke (Eight-Zero). He was named the bracket’s Most Helpful Participant.

KeVaughn Allen had 17 factors for Florida (5-1). Jalen Hudson added 24 factors and 10 rebounds.

Florida led by as many as 17 factors halfway by way of the second half. Duke closed inside 78-70 on consecutive jumpers from Wendell Carter Jr. and a pair of free throws from Bagley.

Grayson Allen’s Three-pointer acquired Duke inside 82-79 with Three:07 left, placing the Blue Devils followers on their toes. Bagley’s layup closed the hole to 84-83 and Trent made free throws to place Duke in entrance 85-84 with 1:12 left.

Hudson missed a free throw to tie it earlier than Trent’s steal with 12 seconds left. Trent made clutch free throws for the ultimate margin.

The groups have been among the many 16 Nike groups that took half within the three-day event, dubbed the PK80, that began on Thanksgiving and took a hiatus Saturday for school soccer. Fourth-ranked Michigan State beat defending NCAA champion North Carolina 63-45 earlier within the night within the Victory Bracket.

The occasion honored Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday.

Each Florida and Duke have been coming off hard-fought extra time victories.

The Gators defeated No. 7 Gonzaga 111-105 in double extra time on Friday evening to advance. Hudson had a career-high 35 factors, 31 of them coming within the second half.

Florida opened the event with a 108-87 victory over Stanford.

The five-time NCAA champion Blue Devils defeated Texas 85-78 in extra time on Friday, led by Bagley with 34 factors and 15 rebounds. Duke opened the event with a 99-81 victory over Portland State on Thanksgiving.

Egor Koulechov, a graduate switch from Rice, hit a Three-pointer that put the Gators up 16-Four early. KeVaughn Allen added a layup to increase it.

Gorjok Gak’s dunk pushed Florida’s result in 30-19 on the midpoint of the primary half, however Bagley answered with a Three-pointer on the opposite finish.

Duke acquired inside 33-31 after Trent’s Three-pointer and Grayson Allen made consecutive Three-pointers to offer the Blue Devils a 42-37 lead with Four:20 left within the half, capping a 22-5 run. The Gators went again forward a 49-48 on Chris Chiozza’s layup, and ended the half on a 14-2 run to guide 53-49 on the break.

Bagley led all scorers with 18 factors and eight rebounds on the half.

Florida’s momentum continued within the second half, opening with an Eight-2 run to go up 61-51. Hudson’s layup capped an 11-Zero run that prolonged the Gators’ result in 72-57.

The groups final performed on Dec. 6, 2016, within the Jimmy V Basic in Madison Sq. Backyard, with Duke popping out on high 84-74. Duke leads the all-time collection 13-Four.

The Gators have defeated a top-ranked workforce twice within the workforce historical past. Florida beat then-No. 1 Duke within the 2000 Candy 16, after which No. 1 Ohio State for the 2007 NCAA Match championship.


Duke: Wendell Carter had 4 double-doubles by way of the primary eight video games, however he picked up three fouled early in opposition to Florida.

Florida: Hudson is a switch from Virginia Tech. Along with his 13th level of the evening, KeVaughn Allen reached 1,000 for his profession.

UNCLE PHIL: Knight was offered with a particular commemorative PK80 trophy throughout a break within the first half, incomes a standing ovation from the group on the Moda Heart. Nike’s company headquarters are in Beaverton, simply west of Portland.


Duke visits Indiana on Wednesday evening.

Florida is off till Dec. Four when the Gators host Florida State.

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