Justin Coleman earns place on All-Tournament Team at Maui Invitational

Justin Coleman earns place on All-Tournament Team at Maui Invitational

Justin Coleman earns place on All-Tournament Team at Maui Invitational

(And then there are squads like Virginia and Syracuse who will draw from a polar opposite philosophy and attempt to jam Duke's gears when ACC play arrives.) But Gonzaga laid out the blueprint and stood tall late as R.J. Barrett took the Blue Devils' unbeaten record into his own hands and was rebuffed at every turn. "For us to come out of Maui 3-0 is big time."@ZagMBB's Zach Norvell caught up with @TheAndyKatz after the huge W over Duke!

"We were able to find a way to win and that's really all that matters in a tournament like this".

"The lights were on us tonight and we played good, which you have to against Duke", Gonzaga coach Mark Few said.

Five-time Maui champion Duke (5-1) made it look easy in the season's first five games, its fantastic freshmen soaring through the spotlight, not cowering away from it while looking all but unbeatable.

We discussed it for 23 minutes straight.

The experienced Zags gave them a lesson in ball movement, orchestrating a master class in free-flowing, position-less basketball while building a 14-point first-half lead.

It all started with a couple of plays by Tre Jones and Williamson with about 16 minutes left in the second half.


Gonzaga then committed a shot-clock violation on the other end, giving the ball back to the Illini with 30.5 seconds remaining. The Zags leaped in celebration after a game with a Final Four feel packaged in a small-town rec centre.

Here's more on No. 8 Auburn's much-needed boost from the bench and four more takeaways from the Tigers' successful finish to their first trip to the prestigious Maui Invitational.

After a pair of silent first halves against Auburn and San Diego State, Williamson was the focal point of Duke's offense from the onset. 2 Kentucky look like a JV team.

The Blue Devils are now 5-1 on the season and fans are now hit with the reality that this season is going to bring.

After being forced to win from the perimeter against Auburn Tuesday, the Blue Devils have focused on attacking the interior against Gonzaga. You need a point guard who not only is capable of making passes with a high degree of difficulty but also seeks those passes out, as Gonzaga's Josh Perkins does even against opponents with less daunting defenses.

"They were just dictating the flow", Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

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