If you quickly scanned the stats -- Gonzaga shooting a higher percentage, winning the glass, 13-0 edge in bench points, 15-9 edge in second-chance points and capably defending Duke's offense and star center Jahlil Okafor -- it would seemingly add up to a Zags' victory.
But GU's normally productive offense had two lengthy dry spells in the second half, one after taking a 38-34 lead and another rough patch in the final 5-plus minutes. Duke took full advantage.
One last time this season, here's our game coverage: My game story, John Blanchette's column, Colin Mulvany's photos, Jacob Thorpe's Duke sidebar and a Meehan/Thorpe notebook. Here's a link to find Duke coverage in the Charlotte paper.