Top-ranked Duke to face No. 8 Auburn in Maui semis

Top-ranked Duke to face No. 8 Auburn in Maui semis
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LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — The second day of the Maui Invitational kicks off with loser's bracket games between Xavier and San Diego State, Iowa State and Illinois.

The marquee games come later.

Top-ranked Duke will put its undefeated Maui Invitational record on the line when it faces No. 8 Auburn in the semifinals. The five-time champion Blue Devils routed San Diego State in their opener.

The Tigers knocked off Xavier.

The nightcap features two of the West's top teams: No. 3 Gonzaga against Arizona.

The Zags had a hard time deciphering Illinois' constant pressure to win their opener, while the Wildcats needed 30 minutes to find themselves in beating Iowa State.

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