No. 1 Duke v Texas In PK80 Invitational Semis

Marvin Bagley III of the Duke Blue Devils

PORTLAND, Ore. – No. 1 Duke will face-off against Texas in the semi-finals of the PK80 Invitational tournament at the Moda Center in Oregon, on Friday.

***Game Information***
Duke (6-0) vs. Texas (4-0)

Game time for this one is set for 5:30 pm ET, with live streaming coverage on WatchESPN and ESPN providing the live television broadcasting.

The Blue Devils endured a difficult first half against Portland State to secure a 99-81 victory on Thanksgiving to stay undefeated and improved to 6-0 on the season.

Freshman pair Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter Jr. both recorded a double-double for Duke, while fellow classmate Trevon Duval led the team in scoring with a career-high 22 points.

Bagley III, one of the freshman standouts this early season, had 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for his four double-double, which is the second-most in the NCAA at the moment.

Meanwhile, Texas advanced to the PK80 semifinals with a 61-48 victory over Butler on Thursday.

Andrew Jones led the team with 16 points as the Longhorns improved to 4-0 to start a season for the first time since the 2014-15 campaign.

The most recent meetings between Duke and Texas came in the 2009 NCAA Second Round in Greensboro, with the Blue Devils winning 74-69.

Friday’s clash will be the fifth all-time meeting between Duke and Texas, with Mike Krzyzewski’s side winning the previous four encounters on neutral courts.

Entering the game, Texas will be aiming for its first victory in school history against the AP’s top-ranked team.

QUICK DUKE SERIES

  • Friday’s contest marks the h meeting between Texas and Duke
  • The Blue Devils own a 4-0 lead in the all-time series entering Friday’s matchup
  • All four previous meetings have come at neutral sites
  • Then-No. 3 Duke registered an 89-61 win against No. 11 Texas in the Dreyfus Classic in New York City on Dec. 20, 2003.
  • Then-No. 1 Duke recorded a 97-66 victory against No. 2 Texas at East Rutherford, N.J. on Dec. 10, 2005.

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