College basketball roundup: No. 21 Rhode Island rallies past No

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"We're banged up more than any team I've ever coached", Duke Mike Krzyzewski told the Duke Chronicle after the game. To me, it's unbelievable.

With No. 1 Duke looming in the championship of the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament, the Bearcats led by as many 12 against No. 21 Rhode Island but were outscored by 13 in the second half of a 76-71 loss.

AMES, Iowa - Monte Morris had 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists for the fifth triple-double in Iowa State history as the Cyclones set a program record for points in a game. Hassan Martin and Jared Terrell had 14 points each.

The sophomore guard made eight of his 11 shots from the floor, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range for the Blue Devils (4-1).

ShawnDre' Jones added 15 points and Marshall Wood 14 points for the Spiders (2-1).

Allen suffered a right toe injury early in Saturday's game.

No. 1 Duke Blue Devils easily won the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament championship game after beating No. 21 Rhode Island 75-65 Sunday. "The A-10 and our practices prepared us for (the tough game)", Terrell said. "Matching their energy. Matching their effort". "We decided that for us to win and be a great team, we're going to have to buy in to what the coaches have been telling us all year - got to play defense, got to rebound, got to play with toughness".

Quotable: "I think this weekend, we showed that we belong. We wanted to be strong".

Once again, Rhode Island will have the crowd at its back - these games being played 37 miles from its Kingston campus.

Chase Jeter, after suffering a sprained ankle in Saturday's win over Penn State, was out of the starting lineup for the first time this season. They played with a commitment to defense and rebounding and that was the difference in the game.

That leaves Duke very thin in the front court.

Lorenzen Wright Jr.'s 3-pointer in the second half reduced the Colonials' deficit to 49-41 with 15 minutes remaining, and it marked the last time the Colonials would have a single-digit deficit. "We tried to do a little too much individually".

Duke made 15 of 28 shots in the second half (54 percent) to hand the Rams their first loss.

This game means everything for the Rhode Island Rams NCAA Tournament resume and you can bet they'll be more motivated than the Blue Devils.

"I think the National Basketball Association is missing the boat on him", Kansas coach Bill Self said. "We used the mentality of 'nothing free tonight.' I knew they were going to try to double-team me, but I was ready for it". We take really good care of our bodies. - Trevon Bluiett scored 20 points and Edmond Sumner got 11 of his 17 points in the second half, helping 11th-ranked Xavier hold off Northern Iowa to win the Tire Pros Invitational.

Rhode Island trailed by 12 points and was down 39-31 at halftime, but took the momentum in the second half. The Detroit guard scored 15 of his 18 in the second half, knocking down 4-of-5 from the perimeter over the final 20 minutes of play. Allen drove down the lane and banked home a basket in traffic.

Despite having a limited rotation due to injuries and playing on back-to-back days, Duke controlled the pace for much of the game and executed handsome half-court offense, generating a lead that was as much as 18 points in the second half.

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