Quinn Cook scored all of his 24 points in the second half and added nine assists to help pace Duke. The Blue Devils went up big early on, but the Wolverines started to battle back, pulling within six in the second half. Duke guard Andre Dawkins came off the bench and drained two consecutive threes to put the game back out of reach.
The Wolverines, who normally average 78 points per game, struggled to punch through Duke's defense. The Blue Devils clamped down especially on Nik Stauskas, Michigan's leading scorer. Stauskas averaged 20.3 points per game coming into the game, but finished with just four points on 0-for-2 shooting.
Jabari Parker added 15 points and Rodney Hood contributed 14 for the Blue Devils as the team shot 50 percent from the floor. Caris LeVert was one of the few Wolverines making anything happen, finishing with 24 points. Mitch McGary added 15 points and 14 rebounds for Michigan.