Allen leads No. 1 Duke over Spar­tans. Page

Scores ca­reer-high 37 points to help Devils de­feat No. 2 Michi­gan State.

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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).

Women

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.

PAUL BEATY / AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Duke guard Grayson Allen (3) drives on Michi­gan State guard Joshua Lang­ford on Tues­day in Chicago.

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