NCAA Men's Basketball

Zags withstand Duke's rally to win Maui

(AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Gonzaga found itself in the same position as Duke's first five opponents: appearing helpless as the Blue Devils and their rim-rattling freshmen ran past and flew over them.

The Zags never panicked, never looked up in awe at the bouncy Blue Devils. They have too much experience to get rattled, even against college basketball's most talked-about team.

Playing with poise and grit down the stretch, No. 3 Gonzaga turned back top-ranked Duke's late-game charge to win the Maui Invitational title game 89-97 on Wednesday.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke5-1
2 Kansas4-0
3 Gonzaga6-0
4 Virginia4-0
5 Tennessee4-0
6 Nevada4-0
7 North Carolina5-0
8 Auburn5-1
9 Michigan5-0
10 Kentucky4-1
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Tennessee4-0
2 Belmont4-0
3 Georgia Southern5-0
4 LSU4-0
5 Kansas4-0
6 Liberty3-1
7 Duke5-1
8 Citadel3-2
9 Loyola Marymount6-0
10 Texas4-0
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