For his part, future Blue Devil DeMarcus Nelson tallied 16 points (on 5-of-16 shooting including just 2-of-6 from the perimeter), six rebounds, and two assists. The effort was his lowest scoring output of the season, as the combination of double teams and third game in three days began to take its toll.
"For us to be successful as a team I've got to do everything," said Nelson. "I need to score, rebound, distribute, and defend. We played some good teams here who took me out of my game."
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and assistant Chris Collins were courtside for Nelson's final performance in North Carolina. DeMarcus and Sheldon, which stands at 8-3 on the season, return to California early Wednesday morning.
Nelson was named to the All-Tournament team. Over the course of the event he averaged 19.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.7 steals, and 2.0 blocks per game.