Duke edges Michi­gan State in Cham­pi­ons Clas­sic

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CHICAGO — Grayson Allen — Duke’s lone se­nior — scored a ca­reer-high 37 points, fresh­man Trevon Du­val had 17 points and 10 as­sists, and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 2 Michi­gan State 88-81 in the Cham­pi­ons Clas­sic on Tues­day night.

The Blue Devils (3-0) lost Marvin Ba­gley III to an eye in­jury mid­way through the first half, but Allen made five 3-point­ers and scored 23 points in the sec­ond half to help make up for the miss­ing fresh­man phe­nom.

Wen­dell Carter Jr. added 12 points and 12 re­bounds, help­ing Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski im­prove to 12-1 in his ca­reer against Michi­gan State.

Miles Bridges, Jaren Jack­son Jr. and Nick Ward each scored 19 points for the Spar­tans, who blocked 12 shots — just one shy of the school record. Michi­gan State (1-1) shot 51 per­cent from the field, but was out­re­bounded 46-34 by the long and ath­letic Blue Devils.

• No. 4 Kansas 65, No. 7 Ken­tucky 61 — At Chicago: Svi Mykhail­iuk scored 17 points, and Devonte Gra­ham hit the clinch­ing free throws for Kansas.

In a game that matched the two win­ningest Di­vi­sion I pro­grams, the Jay­hawks (2-0) pre­vailed af­ter the teams spent most of the sec­ond half trad­ing bas­kets and leads.

Ma­lik New­man had a key re­bound in the clos­ing sec­onds and hit two foul shots to help Kansas knock off the Wild­cats (2-1).

Kevin Knox led Ken­tucky with 20 points and Hami­dou Diallo added 14.

• No. 5 Vil­lanova 113, Ni­cholls 77 — At Philadel­phia: Mikal Bridges set ca­reer highs with 23 points and four blocks, and Vil­lanova swat­ted away a school-record 13 shots.

Donte DiVin­cenzo added 20 points, Jalen Brun­son had 17 and the Wild­cats (2-0) had six play­ers in dou­ble fig­ures while shoot­ing 58 per­cent from the field in their sec­ond straight blowout of an in­fe­rior op­po­nent.

Zaqua­vian Smith scored 25 points and Roddy Peters had 17 for the Colonels (11), who trailed by as many as 38 points.

• No. 17 Gon­zaga 106, Howard 69 — At Spokane, Wash.: Fresh­man Zach Norvell Jr. scored 18 points and fresh­man Corey Kis­pert added 13 for Gon­zaga.

Johnathan Wil­liams and Rui Hachimura each scored 12 points for Gon­zaga (2-0).

R.J. Cole scored 16 points for Howard (0-3), which is play­ing 13 of its 16 non­con­fer­ence games on the road.

Howard shot just 30 per­cent in the game and was out­re­bounded 51-33. Gon­zaga made 14 3-point­ers.

• No. 19 Pur­due 86, Mar­quette 71 — At Mil­wau­kee: Seven-foot-2 cen­ter Isaac Haas scored 22 points, and Pur­due cap­i­tal­ized on its size ad­van­tage in the paint.

Carsen Ed­wards had 15 points, while Vince Ed­wards added 10 points and eight re­bounds for the Boil­er­mak­ers (30). They held dis­tinct edges in re­bound­ing (34-23) and points in the paint (30-12).

Andrew Rowsey scored 25 points, while Markus Howard added 24 for Mar­quette (1-1) be­fore foul­ing out with 5:20 left. Howard, the na­tion’s leader in 3point shoot­ing last sea­son (54.7 per­cent), went 4 of 8 from be­hind the arc against Pur­due.

• Sacramento State 74, Notre Dame de Na­mur 53 — At Sacramento: Joshua Pat­ton scored 17 points with seven re­bounds, Justin Strings added 16 points, and Sacramento State beat Di­vi­sion II mem­ber Notre Dame de Na­mur 74-53 on Tues­day night.

Kevin Hicks scored 13 points, Jor­dan Tol­bert dished seven as­sists, and the Hor­nets (1-1) shot 61 per­cent from the floor while hold­ing the Arg­onauts to 41 per­cent.

Pat­ton scored 10 points in the 15-5 run Sacramento State used to open the sec­ond half and the Hor­nets led by 21 af­ter Hicks’ layup with 9:49 to play. Chibueze Ja­cobs’ 3-point play made it 70-47 with 4:18 left and the Hor­nets cruised, out­re­bound­ing the Arg­onauts 33-21 and outscor­ing them 38-16 in the paint.


• No. 2 Bay­lor 86, Cen­tral Arkansas 55 — At Waco, Texas: Lau­ren Cox and Kalani Brown both had dou­ble­dou­bles and Bay­lor’s other three starters also scored in dou­ble fig­ures as the No. 3 Lady Bears beat Cen­tral Arkansas on Tues­day night.

Natalie Chou added 11 points with all three of her 3-point­ers com­ing at key times for the Lady Bears (3-0), who opened the sea­son with three wins in five days.

Cox had 21 points and 10 re­bounds, while Brown had 19 points with 11 re­bounds for third con­sec­u­tive dou­ble­dou­ble to start the sea­son and the 15th of her ca­reer. Cen­tral Arkansas didn’t have a player as tall as the 6-foot-7 Brown, or the 6-4 Cox.

Kristy Wal­lace added 11 points for Bay­lor, and Dekeiya Cohen had 10 points and eight re­bounds.

Kamry Orr had 23 points for Cen­tral Arkansas (1-1) while Taylor Bau­doin scored 13 points with nine re­bounds.

• No. 5 Louisville 90, Toledo 55 — At Louisville, Ky.: Jazmine Jones and My­isha Hines-Allen scored 17 points each to lead Louisville to a vic­tory over Toledo in a pre­sea­son women’s NIT quar­ter­fi­nal game.

The Car­di­nals (3-0) over­came a slow start of­fen­sively, but used a strong sec­ond quar­ter to put the Rock­ets away. Dur­ing one stretch, Louisville made 8of-12 bas­kets to turn a six-point lead into a 41-19 ad­van­tage with 1:25 left in the first half.

Louisville, de­spite shoot­ing just 31 per­cent in the open­ing quar­ter, fin­ished shoot­ing 48 per­cent over­all as the lead grew to as many as 37 points late in the fourth quar­ter.

Asia Durr, com­ing off a 47-point per­for­mance Sun­day against Ohio State, added 14 points for the Car­di­nals.

Toledo shot just 30 per­cent and missed 20 of 25 3-point at­tempts. JayAnn Bravo-Har­riott led the Rock­ets (1-1) with 16 points.

• No. 6 Notre Dame 78, Western Ken­tucky 65 — At Bowl­ing Gree, Ky.: Jes­sica Shep­ard posted 19 points and 12 re­bounds, pow­er­ing Notre Dame to a win at Western Ken­tucky.

Shep­ard trans­ferred to Notre Dame this past sum­mer from Ne­braska and was granted an NCAA waiver Nov. 1 for im­me­di­ate el­i­gi­bil­ity. She av­er­aged 18.6 points and 9.8 re­bounds last year as a sopho­more at Ne­braska.

Arike Ogun­bowale and Mikayla Vaughn scored 21 and 17 points apiece Tues­day for the Fight­ing Irish (2-0), which won in its first road game of the year. Coach Muf­fet McGraw’s Notre Dame squad built a dou­ble-digit lead in the fourth quar­ter and held off a WKU team that re­ceived votes in this week’s AP Top 25.

Tashia Brown scored 25 points for the Lady Top­pers (1-2), but was just 6-for-25 from the field.

• No. 12 West Vir­ginia 101, Sacramento State 47 — At Mor­gan­town, W. Va.: Teana Muldrow and Naomi Daven­port com­bined for 49 points on 20-of-25 shoot­ing and both had dou­ble-fig­ures in re­bound­ing and West Vir­ginia rolled to a win over Sacramento State.

It is the first time the Moun­taineers (2-0) scored 100 points in back-to-back games. They beat Cen­tral Con­necti­cut State 102-52 in their opener.

Muldrow was 10 of 13 from the field for 27 points and had 12 re­bounds while Daven­port was 10 of 12 for 22 points with 10 boards. Ka­t­rina Pardee added 15 points and Kristina King had 11 for the Moun­taineers, who have reached the cen­tury mark in three-straight games, count­ing their ex­hi­bi­tion.

John­son had 20 points for the Hor­nets, who shot 25 per­cent (18 of 73) for the con­test.


Vil­lanova's Jalen Brun­son, left, tries to take the ball from Ni­cholls State's Lafayette Rut­ledge dur­ing the first half in Philadel­phia on Tues­day.

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