The 6-foot-10 junior dominated inside in a game where the Blue Devils (4-0) took a big early lead then saw Marquette tie it three times before Duke went on a 9-0 run sealed the reigning national champion's 14th consecutive win.
#13 Washington (Huskies, 42,907 students, Seattle, WA) 106, VIRGINIA 63 – Junior guard Isaiah Thomas (seriously, that’s his real name) scored 18 points to lead five Washington players in double figures and the No. 13 Huskies made 17 three-point field goals on their way to an easy victory over Virginia in an opening round game at the Maui Invitational on Monday (Nov. 22).
Freshman guard Joe Harris led the Cavaliers with 19 points. Harris was 8-13 from the field, including 2-4 from three-point range, and he made his only free throw.
CLEMSON 64, Seton Hall (Pirates, 5,245 students, South Orange, NJ) 58 – Tanner Smith made six free throws in the final 23 seconds to help Clemson defeat Seton Hall Monday night in the third-place game of the Paradise Jam. Clemson made 13 of 14 free throws in overtime, getting more attempts in the extra period than Seton Hall had in the game (10 of 12). The Tigers were 26 of 38 overall from the line.
Demontez Stitt scored 15 points and Devin Booker 14 to lead the Tigers (4-1).
Seniors Joe Trapani and Biko Paris each tallied 11 points, while junior Reggie Jackson finished with nine points and 10 assists.
Winthrop (Eagles, 5,111 students, Rock Hill, SC) 83, WAKE FOREST 74 – Robbie Dreher scored 20 points and Winthrop held off a late Wake Forest rally to beat the Demon Deacons on Monday night in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Gary Clark scored a game-high 23 points for the Deacons (2-3), who trailed by as many as 18 points midway through the second half.