PORTLAND, Ore. -- Trevon Duval had 22 points and top-ranked Duke pulled away for a 99-81 victory over surprisingly tenacious Portland State on Thursday to open the Phil Knight Invitational.
Marvin Bagley III added 18 points, and Grayson Allen had 14 points and nine assists. The Blue Devils (6-0) will face the winner of the Thursday game between Butler and Texas.
Duke trailed by as many as eight points, but took control midway through the second half when Wendell Carter Jr.'s dunk put the Blue Devils in front 67-62. They would go on to lead by as many as 21 points.
It was coach Mike Krzyzewski's 200th victory as coach of a No. 1-ranked team. He's 200-29 when the Blue Devils sit atop the poll.
Deontae North led the Vikings (4-1) with 24 points, including 20 in the first half, but fouled out with 8:39 left in the game.
Dubbed the PK80, the tournament celebrates Nike co-founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday.
No. 5 Villanova 85, Tennessee 76
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- Jalen Brunson scored 25 points and Villanova overcame a 15-point deficit to beat Tennessee in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals.
The Wildcats (5-0) trailed 44-29 with 1:39 left before roaring out of a break with a dominating run. Villanova scored the first 11 points as part of a 23-2 burst.
Mikal Bridges added 21 points for Villanova, which shot 52 percent after halftime and built a 15-point lead with 4:40 left. Grant Williams scored 20 points for Tennessee (3-1).
Villanova will play Northern Iowa on Friday in the championship game. Tennessee will face North Carolina State in the third-place game.
No. 9 North Carolina 102, Portland 78
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Luke Maye had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Joel Berry II added 18 points and North Carolina overwhelmed Portland to open the PK80 Invitational.
Kenny Williams added 17 points and Theo Pinson had 11 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Tar Heels (4-0). They have scored at least 90 points in the past three games.
Franklin Porter led the Pilots with 19 points and Marcus Shaver Jr. added 17.
No. 15 Xavier 83, George Washington 64
LAS VEGAS -- Trevon Bluiett scored 20 points to help Xavier beat George Washington in the Las Vegas Invitational.
The Musketeers, who went into the game leading the Big East and ranked fifth nationally in field-goal percentage at 56.8, shot a blistering 62.5 from the field in the second half. Xavier (5-0) finished the game hitting 33 of 57 from the floor, including 5 of 13 from 3-point range.
Terry Nolan Jr. led George Washington (2-3) with 18 points.Sports on 11/24/2017
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