Tuesday’s Top 25 games
■ No. 1 Duke 88, No. 2 Michigan State 81: Grayson Allen, Duke’s lone senior, scored a career-high 37 points, and freshman Trevon Duval had 17 points and 10 assists in the win by the Blue Devils (3-0) in the Champions Classic in Chicago. Duke lost prized freshman Marvin Bagley III to an eye injury in the first half. The Spartans are 1-1.
■( At) No. 5 Villanova 113, Nicholls 77: Mikal Bridges set career highs with 23 points and four blocks, and Villanova blocked a school-record 13 shots as the Wildcats beat the Colonels (1-1). Zaquavian Smith led Nicholls with 25.
ODDS AND ENDS
Tennis: The United States has been waiting 10 years for a win at the ATP Finals. Few thought Jack Sock would be the man to deliver it. The No. 8 seed defeated Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (4) in London.
Skiing: The French Ski Federation says an early investigation into the death of David Poisson suggests safety netting failed and he hit a tree. Poisson, 35, died Monday while training at the Canadian resort of Nakiska, which staged Alpine skiing races of the 1988 Olympics.
WNBA: The New York Liberty are for sale. An original WNBA franchise, they’ve been owned by James Dolan and Madison Square Garden since the league was founded in 1996 and started play in 1997. San Antonio was recently sold and moved to Las Vegas.