LAHAINA, Hawaii — No. 3 Gonzaga defeated No. 1 Duke 89-87 in the Maui Invitational title game in a Wednesday night thriller.
“It was just a fantastic game and you just, you just got to love this tournament,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. “Love this place, I love Maui, and it’s just been an awesome, awesome experience for our team and our fans and everybody involved with our program. But what a basketball game. Duke is everything that we thought they were and probably even a little bit more. They got no quit in them. Those are really, really talented, high character, tough dudes to stop and they made a heck of a run.”
Rui Hachimura led the Bulldogs with 20 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks. Three other Gonzaga players scored in double figures.
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RJ Barrett led Duke with 23 points, while Williamson added 20 points and 10 boards.