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But the Spar­tans were out­re­bounded 46-34, in­clud­ing 25-11 on the of­fen­sive glass. They also turned the ball over 17 times

“We’re dis­ap­pointed be­cause we gave the game away,” Bridges said. “We lost on ef­fort-re­lated stuff — turnovers, of­fen­sive re­bounds — stuff that we can con­trol.”

Trevon Du­val had 17 points for the Blue Devils (3-0) while Wen­dell Carter Jr. scored 12. Stand­out fresh­man Marvin Ba­gley took a fin­ger to the eye in the first half and did not re­turn, play­ing just 10 min­utes.

“Big-time win for us,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “Tom has such a great pro­gram at Michi­gan State. They’re a vet­eran team and that’s what wor­ried me about them. We were bring­ing a young team in here, a tal­ented young team, but I was wor­ried about that.

“Ba­gley is our most tal­ented player and he has a scratched eye, so we didn’t want to bring him back. A lot of ad­ver­sity, beat a great team. Not a bad night for us.”

The first half was ev­ery­thing that could be ex­pected in a prize fight as each team took turns land­ing big blows. A 13-0 run from Duke even­tu­ally led to a 10point lead be­fore Michi­gan State an­swered with an 11-0 run to take a 25-24 lead.

Michi­gan State pushed its lead to 34-30 on a Joshua Lang­ford 3-pointer from the cor­ner. How­ever, the Blue Devils closed the half with an 8-0 run take a 38-34 lead.

“Every time we got tied or up one, they hit a big shot or we had a turnover or a foul,” guard Cas­sius Win­ston said. “Any type thing like that. We’ve got to fig­ure out a way to get through those and we got to step on their neck. We’re mak­ing a run, we got to keep build­ing it.”

A pair of 3-point­ers from Bridges and a free throw from Win­ston put the Spar­tans ahead, 73-71. But Duke put the game away as Allen nailed two more 3-point­ers down the stretch.

“I felt like I was hot from three,” Allen said. “It started with Tre get­ting me open looks. When I get a few open looks the bas­ket gets big­ger.”

“Do I think we’ll get bet­ter? Do I think we’ll get a chance to play them again?” Izzo won­dered. “I sure as hell hope so.”

Paul Beaty/As­so­ci­ated Press

Michi­gan State for­ward Ben Carter blocks the shot of Duke guard Trevon Du­val dur­ing the first half.

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