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PK80 roundup: Duke, Michigan State win bracket championships

Duke forward Marvin Bagley III, left, Duke forward Javin DeLaurier, right and Florida forward Kevarrius Hayes, center, fight for a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Phil Knight Invitational tournament in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (Craig Mitchelldyer / Associated Press)
Duke forward Marvin Bagley III, left, Duke forward Javin DeLaurier, right and Florida forward Kevarrius Hayes, center, fight for a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Phil Knight Invitational tournament in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (Craig Mitchelldyer / Associated Press)
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PORTLAND – Marvin Bagley had 30 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke rallied late to beat No. 7 Florida 87-84 on Sunday night for the Motion bracket championship at the Phil Knight Invitational tournament.

Gary Trent Jr., who had a pair of free throws that pulled the Blue Devils in front and a key steal in the final moments, finished with 15 points.

Bagley, a 6-foot-11 freshman, has six double-doubles in eight games this season for Duke (8-0). He was named the bracket’s Most Valuable Player.

KeVaughn Allen had 17 points for Florida (5-1). Jalen Hudson added 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Florida led by as many as 17 points midway through the second half.

Butler 67, Ohio State 66: Kelan Martin hit a layup with 3.8 seconds left and the Bulldogs (5-2) edged the Buckeyes in a consolation game.

Martin finished with 24 points for Butler in the win over former coach Chris Holtmann’s new team. Kamar Baldwin added 14.

C.J. Jackson’s free throws gave the Buckeyes a 66-65 lead with just under a minute to go in the extra period. The Bulldogs controlled the clock before Martin’s layup and Jackson’s heave missed the mark at the buzzer – sending Butler’s bench onto the court for a boisterous celebration.

Butler came back from a 16-point second half deficit to close within 59-54 on Martin’s 3-pointer with 1:31 left in regulation. Nate Fowler added a pair of free throws for the Bulldogs to get even closer. Kamar Baldwin’s 3-pointer with 16 seconds left tied it at 59.

After a timeout, Jackson’s layup didn’t fall for Ohio State and Baldwin missed a 3 on the other end to send the game into overtime.

Portland State 87, Stanford 78: Deontae North had 22 points and seven rebounds to lead the Vikings over the Cardinal in a consolation game at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Bryce Canda added 17 points for the hometown Vikings (5-2), who erased a nine-point halftime deficit.

Reid Travis had 28 points and 14 rebounds for Stanford (3-5).

Victory bracket

(4) Michigan State 63, (9) North Carolina 45: Joshua Lanford made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points and the Spartans (5-1) toppled the Tar Heels (5-1) to win the bracket championship.

Tom Izzo got the best of Roy Williams for the first time since Williams arrived in Chapel Hill, thanks to a dominating performance at the defensive end by the Spartans. Michigan State bullied the Tar Heels on the interior at both at both ends of the floor. The Tar Heels shot just 24.6 percent, the worst-shooting game in North Carolina history.

Williams had won all seven previous matchups between the Tar Heels and Izzo’s Spartans.

Theo Pinson led North Carolina (5-1), but Joel Berry II and Luke Maye both had awful nights. The Tar Heels trimmed the 21-point deficit to 12 with 4:30 left, but Bridges stemmed the run with a driving layup.

The Tar Heels had more turnovers (16) than field goals (15).

Arkansas 102, Connecticut 67: Jaylen Barford scored 16 of his 24 points in the first half, and the Razorbacks (5-1) used a huge second-half run to rout the Huskies (4-2) in the third-place game.

The Razorbacks rebounded nicely from being overwhelmed by North Carolina in the semifinals on Friday. Arkansas led 45-31 at halftime and blew away the Huskies in the second half thanks to a 19-0 run that gave the Razorbacks a 72-41 lead. The Razorbacks topped 100 points for the second time this season after scoring 101 in a win over Bucknell.

Jalen Adams added 16 for the Huskies, but very little went UConn’s way two days after watching Michigan State run away in the second half for a 77-57 victory.

Oklahoma 90, Oregon 80: Freshman Trae Young had a season-high 43 points, including 30 in the second half alone, and the Sooners (4-1) defeated the Ducks (5-2).

Young made four 3-pointers and added seven assists in the win for the Sooners (4-1), who won two of three at the tournament. Christian James added 11 points and seven rebounds.

Young has scored at least 20 points in his last four games and he’s been the Sooners’ leading scorer in all five games this season.

Paul White led Oregon (5-2) with 17 points, and the Ducks finished with a disappointing two losses at the event celebrating the 80th birthday of the team’s most famous booster.

DePaul 82, Portland 69: Max Strus hit six 3-pointers and finished with 21 points, both career highs, and Marin Maric had 19 points and 13 rebounds as the Blue Demons defeated the Pilots in a consolation game.

Strus, who sat out last season after transferring from Division II Lewis, has scored in double figures each of his six games with DePaul (2-4). Maric, a graduate transfer who had 13 double-doubles last season for Northern Illinois, had his first for the Blue Demons.

Franklin Porter hit all of his four 3-point shots and led Portland (2-4) with 16 points. The Pilots made 14 3-pointers.

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