Michigan State vs. Duke

Annette Crawford
November 14, 2017

Arizona (2-0) lost two first-place votes despite opening its season with convincing wins over Northern Arizona and Maryland-Baltimore County.

There is a pair of great College Basketball games on tap Tuesday from the United Center in Chicago.

But college basketball is the biggest victor, if only because it is one of the too few times before conference play begins that we get a chance to see the sport's traditional powerhouses square off in the same neutral-court environment where they can face each other come March. "I coached at my alma mater, coached the US team for 11 years and I've coached what I think is the greatest basketball program in the country", Krzyzewski said after the game, via the Duke Chronicle.

"They are a very well balanced team".

Duke's freshmen have made the adjustment to the college game look easy through two games. In the backcourt, guard Trevon Duval has been steady running the show, with 20 assists to just one turnover. The first big time basketball game of the season.

The Blue Devils have the newest sensation in college basketball in freshman Marvin Bagley III.

We recently spent some time with him, his coaches and family in Orlando for a two-part mini-doc in anticipation of his long-awaited college announcement. "I think there's more to come, I'm just not sure how many".

"You've got to guard those guys too".

But Duke (2-0) will have its hands full Tuesday against a team that returns the majority of its rotation players from last season.

I do still believe that the Blue Devils fall to Michigan State, even though this team is firing on all cylinders.

Miles Bridges, a 6-7, 225-pound sophomore point guard and preseason national player of the year, scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds and 3 blocks in the Spartans' win over North Florida on Friday. Senior Grayson Allen is back for his senior season.

This is going to be a great basketball game.

Tuesday's game will be a test for the Blue Devils.

"Last year the game I think we played them pretty well", Michigan State point guard Cassius Winston said.

Duke will likely throw a number of different defenders at the burly forward with Trent and potentially either Bagley or Carter defending Bridges at times.

But the Spartans will provide more of a challenge for the Blue Devils.

Although it is early in the season, the Spartans had some trouble taking care of the ball in their first game of the year with 21 turnovers.

The other game pins No. 4 Kansas against No. 5 Kentucky, but all eyes are going to be on the first game between the Spartans and Blue Devils. Despite almost putting up triple digits on the scoreboard Friday, the Spartans finished only 3-of-12 from beyond the arc.

"Two tall, big teams", Izzo said". Historically, Krzyzewski has gotten the better of Izzo with a 10-1 head-to-head record against him, and the Blue Devils have beat Michigan State in both of their matchups in the Champions Classic.

"I've watched a little bit of them".

"They have two knockdown shooters that are shooting way over 50 percent from the three and arguably the No. 1 player in the country in Bagley", Izzo said.

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