Preseason NIT - Duke vs Arizona Wrap - Arizona Wins 72-66
|Preseason NIT - Duke vs Arizona Wrap - Arizona Wins 72-66|
Arizona got 15 points from Nick Johnson as they ran past Duke 72-66 on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
Arizona won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as favorites.
Arizona got 13 points from Brandon Ashley and another 10 points from Aaron Gordon. T.J. McConnell contributed 8 assists, while Kaleb Tarczewski cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Duke got 21 points from Rodney Hood in a losing cause and another 19 points from Jabari Parker. Quinn Cook contributed 3 assists for them, while Rodney Hood had 8 rebounds.
Arizona hit the break trailing 36-33 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Arizona as they grabbed 36 boards, while Duke only had 28.