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VIDEO: Duke Advances to Championship After Defeating Michigan 82-75

November 22, 2011, 6:01 PM HST
* Updated November 22, 10:59 PM
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By Wendy Osher

[flashvideo file=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CExmqD81QCc /] Duke advances to the championship game of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational basketball tournament after defeating Michigan 82-75 in semifinal action at the Lahaina Civic Center.

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski said he was proud of his team for their performance after playing, “six games in 11 days, and I thought we were pretty fresh today.”

Krzyzewski credited Austin Rivers with making some big plays and putting pressure on Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. in the first half.

[flashvideo file=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqzPlb5e3nk /] “They played well,” said Krzyzewski, “we just played a little bit better.”

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Between the two teams, there are six Maui titles: Duke has four (2007, 2001, 1997, and 1992), and Michigan has two (1988, and 1985).

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Michigan will play tomorrow in Game 11 at 2:30 p.m. against either UCLA or Kansas; Duke will play in the title game at 5 p.m. on Wednesday against the winner of UCLA and Kansas.

Duke fans. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Junior forward, Mason Plumlee #5, battles for the rebound. 2011 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational, Game 7 - Duke v Michigan. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Junior forward, Jordan Morgan #52. Photo by Wendy Osher.

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