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Duke Rolls Over Tough Fresno St.


Trajan Langdon had his second strong night in his return home.

Langdon, who grew up in Anchorage, scored 26 points and Elton Brand contributed 21 points and 21 rebounds to lead No. 1 Duke to a 93-82 victory against Fresno State on Friday in the semifinals of the Great Alaska Shootout.

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Langdon scored 20 points in Duke's opening-round win against Notre Dame and he will lead the Blue Devils (5-0) into Saturday's final against No. 15 Cincinnati, which beat Iowa State 60-52 Friday.

Chris Burgess added 15 points and 16 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who shot 61 percent from the floor in the second half to break open a game that was tied at 38 at the half.

Chris Herren led all scorers with 29 points, 17 of them in the second half, for the Bulldogs (3-2). Courtney Alexander had 19 and Melvin Ely 18 for Fresno State, which will play Iowa State for third place on Saturday.

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