When Clarke went to the bench with his fourth foul midway through the second half, Gonzaga went into a stall.
The Duke-Gonzaga showdown for the Maui Invitational Championship lived up to the hype as the No. 3 'Zags upset No. 1 Duke, 89-87.
Shayok led Iowa State with 13 points and eight rebounds for the half, while Brandon Randolph led UA with eight points. With the score tied 87-87, the 203-cm power forward, who hails from Toyama Prefecture, scored the go-ahead bucket with 1:17 remaining and then played solid defense on Duke standout R.J. Barrett, forcing him into a hard shot and then blocking the Canadian freshman at the rim as he looked to tie the game.
Still, the Blue Devils were feeling pretty good about themselves when they headed back out onto the court, and Barrett was ready to put on a show right from the start of the second half. The Tigers built a 10-point lead against Arizona, allowed the Wildcats to pull within one and took control with an 11-0 second-half run to go up 14.
But every time Auburn tried to get closer, the Blue Devils answered with an alley-oop dunk or step-back jumper.
Unaccustomed to playing from behind, the Duke Blue Devils spent most of the first half chasing Gonzaga.
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Marques Bolden anchored Duke's defense, blocking seven shots while finishing with 11 points and nine rebounds. Analysts picked the Blue Devils over the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers in a hypothetical matchup.
Jared Harper had 22 points and Bryce Brown 16 for Auburn.
Duke may not lose again, or it may not lose until April in Minneapolis when it meets Gonzaga again or another inner-circle national title contender in the Final Four, or it may lose to in and dynamic freshman Romeo Langford on Tuesday night.
Gonzaga connected on almost 70 percent of its shots for the bulk of the first half before making six of its first seven shots after the break. Ayo Dosunmu led the Fighting Illini with 19 points, while Trent Frazier added 18 and Aaron Jordan 16.
Bol Bol had 21 points and nine rebounds, and Payton Pritchard added 18 points, six rebounds and five assists as the Ducks held off the Phoenix in the final campus game of the 2K Empire Classic in Eugene, Ore.
Five-time Maui champion Duke (5-1) made it look easy the season's first five games, its fantastic freshmen soaring through the spotlight, not cowering away from it while looking all but unbeatable.
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While falling behind 36-27 in the first half, Arizona shot just 30 percent from the field and was 2-14 from 3-point territory while being outrebounded 24-15.
Quentin Goodin led Xavier with 20 points.
It was Duke's first loss in the history of the Maui Invitational Tournament.
The marquee games come later.
Duke's Maui mastery is over.
Matt Mitchell led San Diego State with 14 points.
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The Bulldogs held on for an 84-78 win over a gritty IL team, but it was hardly as easy as it appeared it would be for most of the game at the Lahaina Civic Center.