Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Allen leads No. 1 Duke past No. 2 Michigan State 88-81

Allen leads No. 1 Duke past No. 2 Michigan State 88-81

Trevon Duval is adding 11.5 points and 10 assists per contest. On Friday, Duke beat Elon and then on Sunday they smoked Utah Valley.

Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III and North Carolina junior Luke Maye were voted Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Co-Players of the Week following the first weekend of the 2017-18 season, with Bagley also earning ACC Rookie of the Week honors.

On the season, Duke basketball averages 98.0 points, 45.0 rebounds and 23.5 assists per game. Senior Grayson Allen is back for his senior season. His 25 points in the opening game also set the record for Duke freshmen in their debut game. It's been 12 years - since that 2005 NCAA Tournament win - since Michigan State has taken the Blue Devils down, but this may very well be the most talented Sparta team Izzo has assembled in his tenure. Miles Bridges had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Spartans.

Michigan State has not won a national title since 2000. He now leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and minutes played.

This is going to be a great basketball game.

The game is to be the first of two in the annual Champions Classic in Chicago, with a game with Kansas and Kentucky following soon afterward.

Allen was clearly the difference in the game after he played all 40 minutes and stepped up whenever his team needed a big play.

For this game - we have a battle of extreme talent in the Duke Blue Devils, but very young and inexperienced College players against the experience of the Michigan State Spartans. The final bet for the Champions Classic on Tuesday night is the Duke Blue Devils -1.5 over Michigan State Spartans. Get your 100% signup bonus today.

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