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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Solid all-around half for Jontay Porter against St. John's. Was good defensively, hit a 3 from the top of the key, put it on the deck a little bit, should've had more than one assist. High IQ.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Heck of a day. 8 games. 14 hours. PK80. Let's do it again tomorrow.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gonzaga and Florida will be an interesting matchup on Friday in the PK80. Both teams looked good in their first matchups of the tournament. The Gators scored triple digits but they also surrendered 87. Can't do that against a team with Gonzaga's experience and versatility. But the Bulldogs are facing a Florida team with serious shooters and a potent small-ball lineup.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

A masterful offensive performance by the Gators. Florida scores 108 points. Egor Koulechov (26 points, 5-for-5 from the 3-point line) is the real deal. 15 3-pointers as a team. Stanford scored 87 points and still lost by 21. Florida is a threat in the SEC and beyond. Looked like a Final Four team tonight.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona vs. Purdue in the seventh-place game. Unexpected. Crazy that one will return from the Bahamas with three losses.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gators already have the new school record for 3-pointers in a half after making 13 before the break. Can they set a new record for 3s in a game? That number is 19 right now.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida off to a wild start. The Gators have connected on 13 of 18 attempts from beyond the arc thus far.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida starts hot with a 9 for 12 clip from beyond the arc. The Gators will probably cool off, but the Stanford offense is so limited and the lead is so large, Florida will stay in control of the game. Mike White has options. Four players have hit at least one 3.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

SMU's 6'8" Akoy Agau who has been dealing with an infection and sitting out is now cleared to play, per SMU. He has been working out but not fully practicing. He brings much needed size to the Mustangs. SMU vs Arizona at 9:30 est on ESPN3.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Get your popcorn ready. Mohamed Bamba and Marvin Bagley III, two top-five recruits in this freshman class, will face off tomorrow when Duke plays Texas in the second round of the PK80. Important early test for both programs. And the NBA execs in the building will love it, too.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm amazed this is still a close game with Kamar Baldwin and Kelan Martin struggling tonight (8-for-30) combined.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

This lopsided score doesn't tell the full story about this game. Portland State showed up. Barrett Perry can build something here. And I won't be surprised if Portland State leaves the PK80 with a win.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Portland State's Deontae North was sitting near the scorers table, waiting to check in. Somehow, he drew his second technical of the game. That's just bizarre. Never seen anything like that.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Portland State's Deontae North hit with a technical foul after he appeared to throw a punch at Wendell Carter Jr. during a fight for a loose ball. Silly.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke is making it simple now. Using its size, length and athleticism to attack in the paint. Didn't do enough of that in the first half. Offensive rebounding rate is up to 41 percent right now.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Well, it's real out here in Portland. Duke struggling to find and hit shots against this Portland State zone. Not very physical, either. On the other end, Portland State (46.2 percent from beyond the arc) is loving this Duke zone. Finding open looks. Duke was sloppy in the first half and now they're down.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

No size. But they're flying all over the floor. Challenging a bigger team for rebounds. Attacking inside. Doesn't matter if Portland State wins this or not. Gained a lot of respect off this first-half effort.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Portland State entered this game shooting 43 percent from the 3-point line. The Vikings started 5-for-9 from beyond the arc in this game. Portland State fans are going wild for this surprising start.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

In this tournament, Duke needs Tre Duval to play like a true point guard. Turnover on previous possession was just the result of him trying to force a pass into the post. Portland State starting strong. Duval has to be the guy who helps the Blue Devils play with more patience.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

At ACC media day, Roy Williams said North Carolina's Luke Maye had to be more assertive this season. Played well against Portland. Will face more athleticism and length against the Arkansas/Oklahoma winner Friday.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

This Tar Heels squad is much different from last year's group. Obviously. But I think their versatility will carry them into the ACC's top tier. Definitely want to see how they look once Cam Johnson returns.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Pinson worked on his perimeter game in the offseason. That's great. But this is who he is. He's best when he attacks and plays aggressive inside. He fell in love with the 3-pointer in some of his first games this year. But the Tar Heels need Pinson to just go to work and make plays around the basket.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Portland not intimidated by North Carolina. Pilots fighting for loose balls and rebounds. Surprised by how physical Terry Porter's team is at the start of this game. But they have to play that way all game to have a chance.