Allen, Duke hold off Michi­gan State

The Columbus Dispatch - - Women -

— just one shy of the school record.

CHICAGO — Grayson Allen — Duke’s lone se­nior — scored a ca­reer­high 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

Svi Mykhail­iuk scored 17 points, and Devonte Gra­ham hit the clinch­ing free throws to give Kansas a vic­tory over Ken­tucky and 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). Fresh­man for­ward Billy Pre­ston was held out of the game by the Jay­hawks be­cause he was in­volved in a sin­gle-car ac­ci­dent. This came af­ter he was benched for the opener against Ten­nessee State be­cause he missed both cur­few and class.

Seven-foot-2 cen­ter Isaac Haas scored 22 points, and No. 19 Pur­due cap­i­tal­ized on its size ad­van­tage in the paint to beat Marquette (1-1). Carsen Ed­wards had 15 points, while Vince Ed­wards added 10 points and eight re­bounds for the Boil­er­mak­ers (3-0). be­hind the three-point line and knocked down treys on three-straight pos­ses­sions to lead Rut­gers (3-0) past Cleve­land State (0-2).

Nike Sibande scored 17 points and Dar­rian Ringo scored 10 and dis­trib­uted 10 as­sists and Mi­ami Univer­sity (3-0) never trailed in over­time to beat Wright State (0-2). The RedHawks’ Rod Mills Jr. sand­wiched a pair of 3-point­ers be­tween one from Wright State’s Grant Ben­zinger for a 69-66 lead and Mi­ami (2-0) led the rest of the way.

NC State’s Bev­erly cleared to play

North Carolina State’s Brax­ton Bev­erly didn’t have to sit out this sea­son for at­tend­ing class af­ter all.

The NCAA cleared Bev­erly to play im­me­di­ately Tues­day af­ter re­con­sid­er­ing an in­el­i­gi­bil­ity rul­ing tied to sum­mer cour­ses the fresh­man took at Ohio State. The NCAA an­nounced its de­ci­sion less than two hours be­fore the Wolfpack hosted Bryant.

Bev­erly took two cour­ses at Ohio State be­fore a sur­prise late coach­ing change led him to seek his re­lease. That trig­gered the des­ig­na­tion as an un­der­grad­u­ate trans­fer in­stead of an in­com­ing fresh­man, re­quir­ing him to sit this sea­son be­fore hav­ing four years of el­i­gi­bil­ity start­ing in 2018-19.

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.


Duke guard Grayson Allen (3) drives around Michi­gan State guard Joshua Lang­ford dur­ing Tues­day’s game in Chicago.

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