The game started with team trading baskets, 11-11 at the 14:00 mark. Deshawn Sims had 6 for the Wolverines, Manny Harris 5 for all the U-M points.
Then Duke hit 3 in a row to make it 17-11 at the 11:00 mark.
Zack Gibson 2 free throws at the 10:30 mark, Sims hit a 3 and Harris a free throw as U-M went back into the lead 18-17 at the 10 minute mark.
Dunk was just 1-10 from three point land at this point in the game.
Duke hit 2 short baskets to lead 21-18 at the 7:30 minute mark, but Zack Novack answered with a 3 to tie it at the 7 minute mark, 21-21.
Duke got 2 on a layup off a turnover, but Jevohn Shepherd hit on a drive to make it 23-23 at the 6:00 mark.
Duke hit another short basket to take the lead 25-23 at the 5:30 mark. But Harris hit on a drive to tie it again at the 4 minute mark.
Duke hit a 3 at the 2 minute mark (to make it just 2 for 15 in tre's for the half) to make it 28-25. But David Merrit answered with a drive at the 2 minute mark, and Novack hit another 3 at the 1:30 mark to take the lead again, 30-28.
Due hit on a short shot at the 1 minute mark to make it 30-30. But Sims hit on a jam at the 30 second mark to make it 32-30 U-M.
And that's how it went into the locker room, 32-30 Michigan.
Deshawn Sims led the Wolverines with 11 points and 6 rebounds, and Manny Harris added 9 points.
Stu Douglas got a goal-tend at the 19:30 mark to make it 34-30.
Duke hit a 2 pointer to make it 34-32 at the 17:30 mark. Then Duke got a steal to drive and tie it 34-34 it at the 17 minute mark. But Sims answered with a 3 to make it 37-34 at the 1:45 mark.
Dunk hit a 3 to tie it at the 16:30 mark, 37-37. But Sims immediately got an offensive rebound for a hoop to make it 39-37. Shepherd followed with a free throw to make it a 40-37 U-M lead at the 15:30 minute mark.
Duke then went on a 7-0 run to make it 44-40 Duke at the 14:15 mark. But Sims hit a dunk, and Harris a breakaway layup to tie it at the 13:15 mark, 44-44. And Sims added a jumper at the 12:30 mark to take the lead again, 46-44.
Duke hit a layup to tie it 46-46 at the 12 minute mark, the game's 13th tie, but Kelvin Grady answered with a layup and U-M was up again 48-46 at the 11:45 mark.
Duke hit a layup at the 11:15 mark to tie it again, 48-48. But Gibson answered with a layup at the 9:20 mark to make it 50-48.
Duke went on a 5-0 run to make it 53-10 at the 8:30 mark. But Novak tied it 53-53 with a 3 pointer at the 8 minute mark. And he hit another at the 7:30 mark -- Michigan 56, Duke 53.
Duke hit an offensive at the 7 minute mark to pull within 1, 65-55. But Harris hit on a drive at the 6:30 mark -- 59-55.
After a couple big misses on each end, Sims hit an offensive rebound and finished a 3 point play to make it 62-55 at the 5:30 mark.
Duke hit a big three point play at the 5 minute mark to draw to 62-58. But Grady answered with a layup at the 4:30 mark, 64-58.
Duke hit a free throw at the 4 minute mark to pull to 64-59. And Harris added a layup to make it 66-59 at the 3:30 mark.
Sims added 2 free throws at the 3 minute mark to extend the lead to 68-59.
Duke quickly hit a 3-pointer to make it 68-62. But Novak got tripped and hit 2 free throws at the 2:22 mark: 70-62.
Duke hits a 3 at the 2 minute mark, 70-65. But Harris answered with a drive-slam to make it 72-65 at the 1:30 mark.
Grady added 2 free throws at the 1:15 mark: 74-65.
Duke hit another 3 at the 1 minute mark to make it 74-68. But Grady answered again with a free throw at the minute mark: 75-68.
Duke hits a quick 3 once again to pull within 4 at the 45 second mark, 75-71.
But Duke started missing and U-M started hitting free throws -- 6 in the last 45 seconds.
Duke hit a 2 at the 18 second mark, but GAME OVER.
Michigan 81, Duke 73.
Deshawn Sims led U-M with 28 points and 12 rebounds.
Manny Harris added 17 points, and Zack Novac 14.
U-M hit 43-8% of its three-pointers, led by 4-7 by Novak.
U-M Exorcises Blue from Devils, 81-73.
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