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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski saw how tired his team was Wednesday night.
He heard it, too.
Fortunately for the Blue Devils, Marvin Bagley III and Grayson Allen still had enough energy to persevere.
Bagley scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Allen had 21 points and No. 1 Duke used a late scoring run to fend off pesky Indiana 91-81 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
“When you’re tired, especially guys when they’re tired, they don’t talk,” Krzyzewski said. “They talk to themselves and that’s how we played most of the game. We wanted to win but we were in ‘This is what I have to do instead of what we have to do.'”