Shawne Williams scored 13 of his 18 points in the first half as the fifth-ranked Tigers led from start to finish and rolled to a 57-46 victory over Alabama-Birmingham for their first C-USA tournament title.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that Shelden Williams stepped up for Duke on Friday night. What is surprising, Andy Katz writes, is how well freshman Greg Paulus and Josh McRoberts complement Williams.
Shelden Williams matched his career high with 30 points, including the game-winning tip-in with 32 seconds left, to give No. 1 Duke a 70-67 victory over No. 11 Memphis in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.