Utah vs. Duke: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Carol Schram@pool88Featured ColumnistDecember 19, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 2: Jakob Poeltl
Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images

A long trip to Madison Square Garden in New York City ended on a winning note for the Utah Utes as they upset the seventh-ranked Duke Blue Devils 77-75 in overtime at the Ameritas Insurance Classic on Saturday.

Despite foul trouble throughout the game, Austrian seven-footer Jakob Poeltl led the way for the Utes, posting his sixth double-double of the season with 19 points and 14 rebounds. In addition to his offensive contribution, Poeltl made several crucial stops to halt a second-half rally by the undermanned Blue Devils.

Duke hit the floor without its best player, the injured Amile Jefferson, and received a sub-par performance from flu-stricken Grayson Allen, who managed just seven points on 3-of-18 shooting. The Blue Devils were able to take advantage of Utah's 19 turnovers to stay in the game, and freshman Luke Kennard had a career-best 24 points, including a 12-of-13 showing from the free-throw line.

Utah rose to 9-2, while Duke dropped to 9-2.

Related

    Bam Says No One Can Compete with Kentucky's NBA Presence

    'We got other colleges, I ain't going to say names, thinking they can compete with us in terms of their presence'

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    Bam Says No One Can Compete with Kentucky's NBA Presence

    'We got other colleges, I ain't going to say names, thinking they can compete with us in terms of their presence'

    Adam Wells
    via Bleacher Report

    Ex-Auburn Asst. Avoids Prison Time for Bribery Scandal

    He is sentenced to serve 200 hours of community service

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    Ex-Auburn Asst. Avoids Prison Time for Bribery Scandal

    He is sentenced to serve 200 hours of community service

    ESPN.com
    via ESPN.com

    Binghamton CBB Player Calistus Anyichie Dies at Age 19

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    Binghamton CBB Player Calistus Anyichie Dies at Age 19

    Tyler Conway
    via Bleacher Report

    Q&A with UVA's Tony Bennett

    Bennett talks recruiting, transfer rules and the impact of a national title

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    Q&A with UVA's Tony Bennett

    Bennett talks recruiting, transfer rules and the impact of a national title

    Paul Biancardi
    via ESPN.com