Allen leads No. 1 Duke past No. 2 Michi­gan State

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1 Duke 88 2. Mich. St. 81

CHICAGO — Grayson Allen — Duke’s lone se­nior — scored a ca­reer-high 37 points, fresh­man Trevon Du­val had 17 points and 10 as­sists, and the topranked 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.


In 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.


In 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 (1-1), who trailed by as many as 38 points.

NO. 17 GON­ZAGA 106, HOWARD 69

In 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 non-con­fer­ence games on the road.

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


In Mil­wau­kee, 7-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 (3-0). 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 3-point shoot­ing last sea­son (54.7 per­cent), went 4 of 8 from be­hind the arc against Pur­due.

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