LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Austin Rivers scored 18 points, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly had 17 each, and No. 6 Duke pulled away in the second half to beat Tennessee 77-67 in the first round of the Maui Invitational on Monday.
Duke (5-0) improved to 13-0 all-time in Maui, allowing Tennessee to stay close well into the second half before wearing the young Volunteers down with its deep and versatile lineup.
Mason Plumlee had 13 rebounds and Andre Dawkins added 10 points for the Blue Devils, who move on to Tuesday's semifinals against No. 15 Michigan, which knocked off No. 8 Memphis.
Tennessee (2-1) is in rebuilding mode after the fiasco with coach Bruce Pearl, but still managed to keep up with Duke for a while. The Vols just couldn't make shots at the rim early or from the perimeter the whole game, missing all eight of their 3-point attempts.
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