LAHAINA, Hawaii -- The undefeated talk is over. The they-can-beat-an-NBA-team stuff should also be done. And that's because No. 3 Gonzaga beat No. 1 Duke, 89-87, on Wednesday here at the Lahaina Civic Center in the championship game of the Maui Invitational. Just as soon as I filed my column after the wild affair, I returned to my hotel and recorded a new episode of the Eye On College Basketball Podcast with Matt Norlander.
We opened on Gonzaga-Duke.
We discussed it for 23 minutes straight.
After that, the conversation went like this:
- 23:30: James Wiseman, the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2019,
- 38:07: It won't get as much attention as No. 1 Duke vs. No. 3 Gonzaga. But No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 5 Tennessee, on Friday at Barclays Center, should be similarly great. Norlander will be there. We both offered predictions for the top-five showdown.
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