Allen has se­nior mo­ment to lead young Duke

Stan­ford, mi­nus three in­jured play­ers, falls to East­ern Wash­ing­ton

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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 8881 in the Cham­pi­ons Clas­sic in Chicago on Tues­day night.

On a court full of some of col­lege bas­ket­ball’s bright­est stars, Allen stepped up when­ever his team needed a big play. The Blue Devils (30) 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.

Michi­gan State (1-1) shot 51 per­cent from the field, but was out­re­bounded 46-34 by the Blue Devils.

EAST­ERN WASH­ING­TON 67, STAN­FORD 61 >> Bog­dan Bl­iznyuk scored 23 points to help East­ern Wash­ing­ton, which hit 11 3-point­ers, beat the Car­di­nal and get its first win against a Pac-12 team in nearly 15 years.

The Ea­gles (1-1) snapped a 21-game los­ing streak against Pac-12 schools, dat­ing to a 62-58 win over Wash­ing­ton on Dec. 14, 2002. Coach Shan­tay Le­gans spent three sea­sons as a player at Stan­ford’s ri­val Cal but never got a vic­tory on the Car­di­nal’s floor.

East­ern Wash­ing­ton was down 9-2 early but never trailed over the game’s fi­nal 29 min­utes, de­spite miss­ing six free throws down the stretch.

Reid Travis scored 20 points to lead the Car­di­nal (2-1), which started three fresh­men and shot 34 per­cent from the field, in­clud­ing 2 for 16 on 3-point­ers.

Stan­ford played with­out three in­jured play­ers, start­ing guard Do­rian Pick­ens and re­serves Mar­cus Sh­effield and Kodye Pugh.

KANSAS 65, KENTUCKY 61 >> Svi Mykhail­iuk scored 17 points, and Devonte Gra­ham hit the clinch­ing free throws for the No. 4 Jay­hawks. In a game that matched the two win­ningest Divi­sion I pro­grams, the Jay­hawks 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 No. 7 Wild­cats (2-1). GONZAGA 106, HOWARD 69 >> Fresh­man Zach Norvell Jr. scored 18 points and fresh­man Corey Kis­pert added 13 for the 2-0 Bull­dogs. Johnathan Wil­liams and Rui Hachimura each scored 12 points for No. 17 Gonzaga.

R.J. Cole scored 16 points for Howard (0-3).

Howard shot just 30 per­cent in the game and was out­re­bounded 51-33. Gonzaga made 14 3-point­ers. PURDUE 86, MAR­QUETTE 71 >> Seven­foot-2 cen­ter Isaac Haas scored 22 points, and the No. 19 Boil­er­mak­ers (3-0) cap­i­tal­ized on their size ad­van­tage

in the paint to beat Mar­quette.


SANTA CLARA 68, UC SANTA BAR­BARA 63>> Kayla Martin and Dru Toleafoa each scored 17 points as the Bron­cos (1-1 beat the Gau­chos (1-1). Martin also dealt 11 as­sists.

BAYLOR 86, CEN­TRAL ARKANSAS 55 >> Lau­ren Cox and Kalani Brown both had dou­ble-dou­bles and Baylor’s other three starters also scored in dou­ble fig­ures as the No. 3 Lady Bears beat Cen­tral Arkansas.

Natalie Chou added 11 points with all three of her 3s com­ing at key times for the Lady Bears (3-0), who opened the sea­son with three wins in five days.


Stan­ford’s Reid Travis goes hard to the bas­ket against East­ern Wash­ing­ton’s Ma­son Peatling dur­ing Tues­day’s game. The Car­di­nal lost 67-61.

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