Allen, No. 1 Duke top Michi­gan St.

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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 8881 in the Cham­pi­ons Clas­sic on Tues­day night.

On a court full of some of col­lege bas­ket­ball’s bright­est stars, Allen stepped up when­ever his team needed a big play. 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.

The 42nd meet­ing of the top two schools in The AP poll since 1949 lived up to its pregame hype, with Duke and Michi­gan State ex­chang­ing runs for most of the night at the home of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls. Each team had its sloppy mo­ments typ­i­cal of a mid-Novem­ber game, but they also brought the crowd to its feet sev­eral times with an ar­ray of im­pres­sive jams and em­phatic re­jec­tions at the rim.

KANSAS 65, KEN­TUCKY 61: Svi Mykhail­iuk scored 17 points, and Devonte Gra­ham hit the clinch­ing free throws to give the No. 4 Jay­hawks a vic­tory over the No. 7 Wild­cats that put coach Bill Self in a tie for sec­ond with Roy Wil­liams on the Jay­hawks’ all-time wins list. In a game that matched the two win­ningest Di­vi­sion I pro­grams, the Jay­hawks (2-0) pre­vailed af­ter the two 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).

ST. JOHN’S 80, CCSU 55: Shamorie Ponds scored 21 points and Mar­cus Lovett scored 15 for host St. John. Ponds added nine re­bounds and three steals for the Red Storm (2-0).

UCONN 72, STONY BROOK 64: In Hart­ford, guard Jalen Adams came back from a one-game sus­pen­sion to score 19 points as the Huskies came back from a nine-point deficit with just 5½ min­utes to play.

SYRA­CUSE 71, IONA 62: Tyus Bat­tle scored a ca­reer-high 28 points to lead the host Or­ange (2-0). Rickey McGill led Iona (0-2) with 21 points. — AP PHOTO BY AP

Grayson Allen cel­e­brates as he leads No. 1 Duke over No. 2 Michi­gan State.

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