Allen leads No. 1 Duke

The Citizens' Voice - - Sports -

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.

On a court full of some 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 21 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. 5 Vil­lanova 113, Ni­cholls 77

PHILADEL­PHIA — Mikal Bridges set ca­reer highs with 23 points and four blocks, and No. 5 Vil­lanova swat­ted away a school-record 13 shots in a rout of Ni­cholls.

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.

No. 19 Pur­due 86, Marquette 71

MILWAUKEE — Seven­foot-2 cen­ter Isaac Haas scored 22 points, and No. 19 Pur­due cap­i­tal­ized on its size ad­van­tage in the paint to beat Marquette.

Carsen Ed­wards had 15 points for the Boil­er­mak­ers (3-0).

Syra­cuse 71, Iona 62

SYRA­CUSE, N.Y. — Tyus Bat­tle scored a ca­reer-high 28 points, in­clud­ing 23 in the sec­ond half, two other Syra­cuse play­ers scored in dou­ble fig­ures and the Or­ange de­feated Iona.

Mon­mouth 80, Le­high 72

BETH­LE­HEM— Di­ago Quinn scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shoot­ing and grabbed eight re­bounds and Micah Se­aborn hit three 3-point­ers and scored 15 with seven boards to lead Mon­mouth.

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