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no. 1 Duke passes # 8 Auburn 78-72 in Maui

Auburn forward Chuma Okeke (5) tries to block Duke forward RJ Barrett (5) from going to basket during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game at Maui Invitational, Tuesday November 20 2018, in Lahaina, Hawaii. [AP659006] LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) – The latest on Maui Invitational Barrett and Cam Reddish scored 18 points each and top-ranked Duke survived his hardest challenge for the season and remained No. 8 Auburn 78-72 Tuesday night to reach Maui Invitational title- game. The Blue Devils (5- 0) went to another star start and looked like they were driving another top 10 team out of the gym. The Tigers (4-1) managed to trim a 17-point deficit to 61-56 in the second half by troubling the Duke at both ends. But every time Auburn tried to get closer, the blue devils responded with a slim jacket or back jumper. Duke is playing # 3 Gonzaga or Arizona Wednesday night for a chance at an unrivaled sixth Maui Invitational title. Marques Bolden anchored Duke's defense, blocking seven shots and finishing with 11 points and nine rebounds. The Blue Devils blocked 11 shots in total. Jared Harper had 22 points and Bryce Brown 16 for Auburn. ___ 2:10 Horton-Tucker had 26 points and 14 rebounds, Michael Jacobson added 23 points and Iowa State ran away from Illinois in the second half for a 84-68 victory Tuesday at the Maui Invitational. Down to eight scholarship players due to injuries and suspensions, Iowa State (4-1) bounced back from a…

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