So, it can be done. The formula, when you lay it out all at once, is quite simple.
After a timeout, Frazier's trey attempt came up way short with 16 seconds left, Gonzaga's Jeremy Jones sank a pair of free throws, Frazier's 3 was blocked on the other end, and Hachimura slammed home the final points with 1.1 seconds left on the clock.
After posting 16 assists to zero turnovers over UA's first three games, UA freshman guard Brandon Williams dished another four assists before committing his first turnover of the season with 14:11 remaining in the half.
Few teams in the country have even one of those ingredients.
Not many teams can do what the 'Zags did to beat the top-ranked Blue Devils. The Bulldogs finished the game with 10 blocks as a team, stifling the high-powered Duke trio of R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish on offense.
Five-time Maui champion Duke (5-1) made it look easy in the season's first five games, its fantastic freshmen soaring through the spotlight, not cowering away from it while looking all but unbeatable. The other team's star players were just as lethal, especially in the first half of play, where the Bulldogs built themselves an insurmountable lead off the back of Rui Hachimura's efficient 20-point performance.
"Experience played a big role in this", said Zach Norvell Jr., who finished with 18 points.
After being forced to win from the perimeter against Auburn Tuesday, the Blue Devils have focused on attacking the interior against Gonzaga.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Kaleb Wesson scored 17 points, Keyshawn Woods added 14 and Ohio State shook off a sluggish first half to beat scrappy Samford. But Jones's dunk caught back iron-hard-and caromed all the way to midcourt, where Perkins collected it and fed Clarke for a layup.
Duke shot 44 percent in the first half, making 15 of 34 shots.
When Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski came to Maui for this week's tournament, he had the most imposing collection of talent in America. Analysts picked the Blue Devils over the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers in a hypothetical matchup.
This was the game everyone expected when the Maui Invitational got another marquee title game between the what-will-they-do-next Blue Devils against the electrically efficient Zags. Its obvious dominance of its first five opponents was undoubtedly good for college basketball, but Wednesday's failed stress test imposed by an opponent that didn't blink in the face of the hype was a sign that the fun is only just getting started.