Allen leads No. 1 Duke over Spartans. Page
Scores career-high 37 points to help Devils defeat No. 2 Michigan State.
ASSOCIATED PRESS 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.
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 23 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) was outrebounded, 46-34, by the long and athletic Blue Devils. (4) Kansas 65, (7) Kentucky 61
At Chicago, 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). The down-to-wire game capped a powerhouse doubleheader that started with No. 1 Duke beating No. 2 Michigan State, 88-81, in the opener.
Kevin Knox led Kentucky with 20 points and Hamidou Diallo added 14.
(5) Villanova 113, Nicholls 77
At Philadelphia, Mikal Bridges set career highs with 23 points and four blocks, and Villanova swatted away a school-record 13 shots.
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.
Zaquavian Smith scored 25 points and Roddy Peters had 17 for the Colonels (1-1), who trailed by as many as 38 points.
(17) Gonzaga 106, Howard 69
At Spokane, Wash., freshman Zach Norvell Jr. scored 18 points and freshman Corey Kispert added 13 for Gonzaga.
Johnathan Williams and Rui Hachimura each scored 12 points for Gonzaga (2-0).
R.J. Cole scored 16 points for Howard (0-3), which is playing 13 of its 16 non-conference games on the road.
Howard shot just 30 percent in the game and was outrebounded, 51-33. Gonzaga made 14 3-pointers.
(19) Purdue 86, Marquette 71
At Milwaukee, 7-foot-2 center Isaac Haas scored 22 points, and Purdue capitalized on its size advantage in the paint.
Carsen Edwards had 15 points, while Vince Edwards added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Boilermakers (3-0). They held distinct edges in rebounding (34-23) and points in the paint (30-12).
At Waco, Texas, 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, 86-55.
(5) Louisville 90, Toledo 55
At Louisville, Ky., 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.
(6) N. Dame 78, W. Kentucky 65
At Bowling Green, Ky., Jessica Shepard posted 19 points and 12 rebounds, powering Notre Dame to a win at Western Kentucky.
(12) West Virginia 101 Sacramento State 47
At Morgantown, W.Va., Teana Muldrow and Naomi Davenport combined for 49 points on 20-of-25 shooting and both had double-figures in rebounding and West Virginia rolled to a win over Sacramento State.
Duke guard Grayson Allen (3) drives on Michigan State guard Joshua Langford on Tuesday in Chicago.