That being said, Michigan State had a similar dominating start to the season with a 32-point victory over North Florida. Then Allen hit a tough, tough three at the buzzer. That game was also played at the United Center.
That's just fine with the Blue Devils. This game is a part of the annual State Farm Champions Classic which includes Duke, Michigan State, Kansas, and Kentucky. He headed to the bench in considerable discomfort. But Michigan State kept giving the Blue Devils chances by not rebounding the ball.
Kentucky, as Calipari has mentioned in the media leading up to the season, is a very young team.
Kansas, replacing three of its top four scorers, did not miss a shot the first seven minutes of the season and blew past Tennessee State 92-56, with Devonte' Graham contributing 10 points, seven rebounds, 12 assists and three steals. (13.0), Cassius Winston (12.0). This year, the Spartans get a third crack in the event against Duke and both teams will be doing it in style. Michigan State has a 3-3 record at the event.
And this year, it glitters even more with No. 1 vs. No. 2. But first, about Tuesday night in Chicago's United Center.
"It's one of the greatest nights of college basketball with those four teams playing".
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Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas will call the game. The public betting is siding with Duke, but I like the Spartans tonight.
Will Tieman and Kevin Pauga will call the game.
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Duke has a few guys of its own. Senior guard Grayson Allen is averaging 20 points per game and freshman Gary Trent Jr.is averaging 17 points per game. The first game features the Michigan State Spartans and Duke Blue Devils, while the second game pits the Kansas Jayhawks and Kentucky Wildcats. Jackson, a familiar foe from AAU competition, will have the task of guarding him. I don't think it's just another game for them either. "I've got to focus in".
No one has been able to do it so far.
"I just thought the other night he was not with it, and that hasn't been the case normally", Izzo said. "I think he'll play well, and he's going to need to play well". Trevon Duval is adding 11.5 points and 10 assists per contest.
The Spartans can't draw too much from what happened a year ago in their 78-69 loss to the Blue Devils. "It's a matter of letting them play". On the other hand, Michigan State returns seven of its 10 players who competed in that game. A nice matchup between Mike Krzyzewski and Izzo to start the year? Neither team will pass the victor of the Michigan State-Duke game, and the loser should remain in the top 10. It was the first time that Canada ever claimed a gold medal (in basketball) in worldwide competition. "Let the moment excite them".