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Defense, Toughness Leads Duke To A Remarkable Win Over #1 Gonzaga

Duke couldn’t shoot, couldn’t rebound and couldn’t keep its key players on the floor for key portions of the second half.

But man they could defend, forcing the top-ranked Gonzaga Zags into 17 turnovers and winning a topsy-turvy heavyweight match-up 84-81 in Las Vegas Friday night.

Duke looked like they were going to run off and hide in the opening half and Gonzaga looked like they were poised to do the same thing in the second half against a staggering Duke team. But nobody is knocking back the young Blue Devils this season, at least not on this night.