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No. 1 Duke rout San Diego State to open Maui Invitational

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Zion Williamson poked the ball free with a clear path to the basket, the crowd rising in anticipation before he even reached midcourt.

The voices in the Lahaina Civic Center rising with Duke's rim-wrecking freshman, Williamson launched through the air, head well above the rim as he threw down a windmill dunk and roars echoed off their ceiling.

Duke's soaring-and-scoring show hit paradise and it's showing no sign of slowing down.

The top-ranked Blue Devils breezed through their Maui Invitational opener on Monday, blowing out San Diego State 90-64 to remain undefeated on the Valley Isle.

''They understand being part of something bigger than them, but still being really good,'' Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. ''The spotlight is bigger, their stuff will show if the spotlight's on the whole team.''

Duke has been the talk of college basketball since its highly-touted freshmen shot the season out of a canon with a blowout win over then-No. 2 Kentucky. The five-time Maui champion Blue Devils arrived in paradise the favorites and played like it against the Aztecs (2-1).

Duke (4-0) built a 17-point halftime lead despite front-court foul trouble - Williamson played seven first-half minutes - and shot 52 percent, making 10 of 25 from the 3-point arc.

The position-less Blue Devils kept the crowd wondering what would happen next with a series of acrobatic moves and finishes at the rim, pushing the lead and themselves into Tuesday's semifinals against No. 8 Auburn. Duke is 16-0 all-time in Maui.

''They're good players, it is plain and simple,'' said San Diego State's Jeremy Hemsley, who finished with 12 points. ''They know how to play the game of basketball, they play it at a high level.

Devin Watson had 15 points to lead San Diego State (2-1), which plays Xavier in the second round.

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NO. 8 AUBURN 88, XAVIER 77

Auburn had a hard time shaking Xavier. Behind their star guards and a stingy defense in overtime, the eight-ranked Tigers are moving on in Maui.

Bryce Brown scored 26 points, Jared Harper added 25 and No. 8 Auburn shut down Xavier in overtime for an 88-79 victory.

''They're terrific back court players, you can see the difference that experience makes,'' Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. ''You just can't be afraid to fail. You just got to go out there and put it on the line. I thought these guys both did that, they both competed and the difference obviously was their outstanding play.''

The Tigers (4-0) shot poorly from the perimeter early - 3 for 15 from 3-point range and had a hard time shaking the new-look Musketeers (2-2). The Tigers missed missing badly on a shot to win it in regulation, but outscored Xavier 11-2 in overtime.

Auburn scored 31 points off Xavier's 22 turnovers overall to earn a spot in the semifinals against Duke.

Ryan Welage had 17 points and Paul Scruggs 16 for the Musketeers.

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ARIZONA 71, IOWA STATE 66

Arizona needed 30 minutes to get going. Once the Wildcats did, short-handed Iowa State had no real answer.

Justin Coleman scored 18 points and Arizona rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to knock off the Cyclones 71-66.

Arizona (4-0), with its overhauled roster, was ragged well into the second half before playing better at both ends during a 12-2 run that tied it at 56-all with five minutes left. The Wildcats went ahead and stayed there, making eight straight free throws in the final 39 seconds to earn a spot in Tuesday's semifinals against No. 3 Gonzaga or Illinois.

''We didn't panic, we hung in there,'' Arizona coach Sean Miller said.

The scrappy Cyclones (3-1) played without point guard Lindell Wigginton and forward Solomon Young due to injuries, and Cam Lard and Zoran Talley because of suspensions.

That left eight scholarship players for the Maui opener against Arizona, but it didn't slow them early. The Cyclones led by seven at halftime and stretched it to 10 midway through the second half before Arizona rallied.

Marial Shayok led Iowa State with 19 points.

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NO. 3 GONZAGA 84, ILLINOIS 78

Gonzaga knew it would have a tough time against Illinois' frenetic style of play.

It took the Zags some time to figure it out and they still needed some big plays down the stretch, but now they're off to the Maui Invitational semifinals.

Rui Hachimura scored 23 points, Zach Norvell Jr. added 15 and No. 3 Gonzaga held off Illinois 84-78 to earn a semifinal showdown with Arizona.

Gonzaga (4-0) overcame 22 turnovers by shooting 52 percent.

''They're a team that brings a lot of adversity,'' Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. ''When you are strong with it (the ball) and shoot a high percent, that's what ends up giving it to you.''

Gonzaga went up 13 in the second half and withstood Illinois' 10-0 run to lead nine with 97 seconds left.

The Illini weren't done, though.

Alan Griffin hit a 3-pointer and Trent Frazier scored on a four-point play to pull the Illini within 80-78.

Illinois forced Gonzaga into a difficult shot and got the ball back with 30 seconds left, but Frazier air-balled a long 3-pointer.

Gonzaga's Jeremy Jones hit two free throws to send the Zags into Tuesday's semifinals.

Frazier scored 27 of his 29 points in the second half and Giorgi Bezhanishvili added 17 for Illinois.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Gonzaga  
19:51 +3 Rui Hachimura made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Brandon Clarke 3-0
19:40   Trent Frazier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:38   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
19:29   Offensive foul on Brandon Clarke  
19:33   Turnover on Brandon Clarke  
19:04   Bad pass turnover on Giorgi Bezhanishvili, stolen by Brandon Clarke  
18:55   Rui Hachimura missed jump shot  
18:53   Defensive rebound by Aaron Jordan  
18:42   Kipper Nichols missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:40   Offensive rebound by Giorgi Bezhanishvili  
18:37   Jumpball received by Illinois  
18:23 +2 Giorgi Bezhanishvili made layup, assist by Ayo Dosunmu 3-2
18:23   Shooting foul on Brandon Clarke  
18:22   Giorgi Bezhanishvili missed free throw  
18:24   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
18:10   Rui Hachimura missed jump shot  
18:08   Defensive rebound by Aaron Jordan  
17:50 +2 Giorgi Bezhanishvili made jump shot 3-4
17:42   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:40   Offensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
17:35   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:33   Defensive rebound by Giorgi Bezhanishvili  
17:26   Ayo Dosunmu missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:24   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
17:15   Bad pass turnover on Josh Perkins  
17:01   Bad pass turnover on Trent Frazier, stolen by Josh Perkins  
16:56   Personal foul on Trent Frazier  
16:53 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 5-4
16:44   Trent Frazier missed jump shot  
16:42   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
16:36   Offensive foul on Zach Norvell Jr.  
16:36   Turnover on Zach Norvell Jr.  
16:23 +2 Giorgi Bezhanishvili made driving layup 5-6
16:07 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup 7-6
16:07   Shooting foul on Kipper Nichols  
16:07 +1 Rui Hachimura made free throw 8-6
15:57   Shooting foul on Rui Hachimura  
15:57   Ayo Dosunmu missed 1st of 2 free throws  
15:57 +1 Ayo Dosunmu made 2nd of 2 free throws 8-7
15:41   Josh Perkins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:39   Offensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
15:38   Shooting foul on Kipper Nichols  
15:38   Filip Petrusev missed 1st of 2 free throws  
15:38 +1 Filip Petrusev made 2nd of 2 free throws 9-7
15:18   Adonis De La Rosa missed jump shot  
15:16   Defensive rebound by Geno Crandall  
15:13   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:11   Offensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
15:10   Personal foul on Andres Feliz  
15:08   Bad pass turnover on Geno Crandall  
14:59 +2 Andres Feliz made layup 9-9
14:45   Shooting foul on Adonis De La Rosa  
14:45 +1 Filip Petrusev made 1st of 2 free throws 10-9
14:45 +1 Filip Petrusev made 2nd of 2 free throws 11-9
14:36   Giorgi Bezhanishvili missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:34   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
14:24 +2 Filip Petrusev made layup, assist by Josh Perkins 13-9
14:01 +3 Aaron Jordan made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Giorgi Bezhanishvili 13-12
13:45 +2 Jeremy Jones made layup, assist by Josh Perkins 15-12
13:31 +2 Giorgi Bezhanishvili made layup 15-14
13:18   Personal foul on Ayo Dosunmu  
13:17   Lost ball turnover on Geno Crandall, stolen by Trent Frazier  
13:04   Giorgi Bezhanishvili missed jump shot  
13:02   Defensive rebound by Geno Crandall  
12:36   Filip Petrusev missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:34   Defensive rebound by Da'Monte Williams  
12:22   Giorgi Bezhanishvili missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:20   Defensive rebound by Josh Perkins  
12:15   Bad pass turnover on Geno Crandall  
12:10   Trent Frazier missed jump shot  
12:08   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
11:53   Geno Crandall missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:51   Offensive rebound by Josh Perkins  
11:39   Personal foul on Tevian Jones  
11:39 +1 Rui Hachimura made 1st of 2 free throws 16-14
11:39 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 17-14
11:27 +2 Adonis De La Rosa made jump shot 17-16
11:17   Rui Hachimura missed jump shot  
11:15   Offensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
11:09 +2 Jeremy Jones made dunk 19-16
11:07   Traveling violation turnover on Ayo Dosunmu  
10:58   Offensive foul on Zach Norvell Jr.  
10:58   Turnover on Zach Norvell Jr.  
10:40   Andres Feliz missed layup  
10:38   Offensive rebound by Aaron Jordan  
10:28 +3 Ayo Dosunmu made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Jordan 19-19
10:22   Personal foul on Adonis De La Rosa  
10:22 +1 Brandon Clarke made 1st of 2 free throws 20-19
10:22   Brandon Clarke missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:22   Defensive rebound by Ayo Dosunmu  
10:03   Aaron Jordan missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:01   Offensive rebound by Da'Monte Williams  
9:57   Da'Monte Williams missed dunk  
9:55   Defensive rebound by Josh Perkins  
9:48   Josh Perkins missed layup, blocked by Aaron Jordan  
9:46   Defensive rebound by Trent Frazier  
9:46   Traveling violation turnover on Giorgi Bezhanishvili  
9:37 +2 Brandon Clarke made alley-oop shot, assist by Josh Perkins 22-19
9:19 +3 Aaron Jordan made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trent Frazier 22-22
8:52   Bad pass turnover on Geno Crandall, stolen by Ayo Dosunmu  
8:45   Ayo Dosunmu missed layup  
8:43   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
8:26   Lost ball turnover on Rui Hachimura, stolen by Giorgi Bezhanishvili  
8:18   Lost ball turnover on Giorgi Bezhanishvili, stolen by Geno Crandall  
8:09 +3 Josh Perkins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Geno Crandall 25-22
8:01   Personal foul on Geno Crandall  
7:48   Personal foul on Filip Petrusev  
7:46 +1 Giorgi Bezhanishvili made 1st of 2 free throws 25-23
7:46   Giorgi Bezhanishvili missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
7:46   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
7:25 +2 Jeremy Jones made layup, assist by Josh Perkins 27-23
7:02   Giorgi Bezhanishvili missed jump shot  
7:00   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
6:42   Bad pass turnover on Josh Perkins, stolen by Da'Monte Williams  
6:22   Aaron Jordan missed jump shot  
6:20   Defensive rebound by Gonzaga  
6:00   Filip Petrusev missed jump shot  
5:58   Offensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
5:55 +2 Jeremy Jones made tip-in 29-23
5:41   Ayo Dosunmu missed jump shot  
5:39   Offensive rebound by Adonis De La Rosa  
5:35 +2 Adonis De La Rosa made tip-in 29-25
5:32   Personal foul on Adonis De La Rosa  
5:32   Filip Petrusev missed free throw  
5:32   Defensive rebound by Aaron Jordan  
5:29   Offensive foul on Andres Feliz  
5:29   Turnover on Andres Feliz  
5:18   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:16   Defensive rebound by Aaron Jordan  
5:16   Personal foul on Filip Petrusev  
5:17 +1 Aaron Jordan made 1st of 2 free throws 29-26
5:17 +1 Aaron Jordan made 2nd of 2 free throws 29-27
4:48 +2 Corey Kispert made layup 31-27
4:38   Ayo Dosunmu missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:36   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
4:06   Personal foul on Alan Griffin  
4:06 +1 Jeremy Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 32-27
4:06   Jeremy Jones missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
4:06   Defensive rebound by Giorgi Bezhanishvili  
3:55   Trent Frazier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:53   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
3:42   Lost ball turnover on Josh Perkins, stolen by Trent Frazier  
3:36 +2 Trent Frazier made layup 32-29
3:24   Offensive foul on Josh Perkins  
3:24   Turnover on Josh Perkins  
2:54   Offensive foul on Giorgi Bezhanishvili  
2:54   Turnover on Giorgi Bezhanishvili  
2:41   Traveling violation turnover on Rui Hachimura  
2:24 +2 Giorgi Bezhanishvili made jump shot 32-31
2:06   Offensive foul on Rui Hachimura  
2:06   Turnover on Rui Hachimura  
1:52   Bad pass turnover on Da'Monte Williams  
1:39 +2 Josh Perkins made jump shot 34-31
1:27   Trent Frazier missed jump shot  
1:25   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
1:14   Filip Petrusev missed layup  
1:12   Defensive rebound by Da'Monte Williams  
1:10   Personal foul on Jeremy Jones  
1:10 +1 Da'Monte Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 34-32
1:10   Da'Monte Williams missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:10   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
1:02 +2 Zach Norvell Jr. made jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 36-32
40.0   Da'Monte Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
38.0   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
13.0 +3 Jeremy Jones made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 39-32
5.0   30-second timeout called  
1.0   Lost ball turnover on Da'Monte Williams, stolen by Geno Crandall  
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:49   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:49   Defensive rebound by Illinois  
19:24 +2 Giorgi Bezhanishvili made layup 39-34
19:08 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup 41-34
18:54 +2 Ayo Dosunmu made layup 41-36
18:43 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup, assist by Brandon Clarke 43-36
18:14   Traveling violation turnover on Trent Frazier  
17:58 +2 Brandon Clarke made layup, assist by Josh Perkins 45-36
17:58   Shooting foul on Kipper Nichols  
17:58 +1 Brandon Clarke made free throw 46-36
17:44 +2 Kipper Nichols made layup 46-38
17:33   Shooting foul on Aaron Jordan  
17:33 +1 Corey Kispert made 1st of 2 free throws 47-38
17:33 +1 Corey Kispert made 2nd of 2 free throws 48-38
17:12   Aaron Jordan missed layup  
17:10   Defensive rebound by Josh Perkins  
17:06   Personal foul on Tevian Jones  
17:04   Rui Hachimura missed layup  
17:02   Defensive rebound by Aaron Jordan  
16:52   Ayo Dosunmu missed jump shot, blocked by Brandon Clarke  
16:52   Offensive rebound by Da'Monte Williams  
16:41   Offensive foul on Giorgi Bezhanishvili  
16:41   Turnover on Giorgi Bezhanishvili  
16:29 +2 Josh Perkins made floating jump shot 50-38
16:16 +3 Trent Frazier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ayo Dosunmu 50-41
15:56 +2 Zach Norvell Jr. made driving layup 52-41
15:56   Shooting foul on Da'Monte Williams  
15:56   Zach Norvell Jr. missed free throw  
15:56   Defensive rebound by Ayo Dosunmu  
15:34   Giorgi Bezhanishvili missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:32   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
15:25   Shooting foul on Giorgi Bezhanishvili  
15:25 +1 Rui Hachimura made 1st of 2 free throws 53-41
15:25 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 54-41
14:57 +3 Trent Frazier made 3-pt. jump shot 54-44
14:38 +3 Zach Norvell Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 57-44
14:08   Adonis De La Rosa missed jump shot  
14:06   Offensive rebound by Illinois  
14:01   Shot clock violation turnover on Illinois  
13:51   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:49   Offensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
13:38   Bad pass turnover on Josh Perkins, stolen by Kipper Nichols  
13:41   Personal foul on Josh Perkins  
13:34 +3 Trent Frazier made 3-pt. jump shot 57-47
13:18   Personal foul on Andres Feliz  
13:18 +1 Josh Perkins made 1st of 2 free throws 58-47
13:18 +1 Josh Perkins made 2nd of 2 free throws 59-47
13:05   Kipper Nichols missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:03   Offensive rebound by Aaron Jordan  
12:49   Personal foul on Corey Kispert  
12:37   Shooting foul on Corey Kispert  
12:37 +1 Trent Frazier made 1st of 2 free throws 59-48
12:37 +1 Trent Frazier made 2nd of 2 free throws 59-49
12:26   Personal foul on Ayo Dosunmu  
12:26 +1 Josh Perkins made 1st of 2 free throws 60-49
12:26   Josh Perkins missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
12:26   Defensive rebound by Da'Monte Williams  
12:20   Andres Feliz missed layup, blocked by Brandon Clarke  
12:18   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
12:09 +2 Zach Norvell Jr. made layup 62-49
11:53   Kipper Nichols missed jump shot  
11:51   Offensive rebound by Da'Monte Williams  
11:43 +2 Da'Monte Williams made dunk 62-51
11:36   Personal foul on Kipper Nichols  
11:36   Brandon Clarke missed free throw  
11:36   Defensive rebound by Giorgi Bezhanishvili  
11:20   Personal foul on Josh Perkins  
11:08 +2 Giorgi Bezhanishvili made layup, assist by Ayo Dosunmu 62-53
10:55   Zach Norvell Jr. missed jump shot  
10:53   Defensive rebound by Ayo Dosunmu  
10:47   Trent Frazier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:45   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
10:41   Personal foul on Ayo Dosunmu  
10:41