Duke edges No. 1 Gonzaga

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Duke edges No. 1 Gonzaga
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Duke stepped back into the national spotlight on the biggest of neutral court stages and beat top-ranked Gonzaga 84-81 on Friday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This back-and-forth slugfest saw the No. 5 Blue Devils (7-0) lead by as many as nine points in the first half, but neither team led by more than five throughout the second half. Duke pulled ahead for good on two free throws by Wendell Moore Jr. with 4½ minutes left and held on from there, only allowing four field goals in the last five minutes – and two of those were with the Blue Devils holding a multi-possession lead.