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) shot 51 percent from the field, but was outrebounded 46-34 by the long and athletic Blue Devils.
No. 4 Kansas 65, No. 7 Kentucky 61
CHICAGO – Svi Mykhailiuk scored 17 points, and Devonte Graham hit the clinching free throws for Kansas.
In a game that matched the two winningest Division I programs, the Jayhawks (2-0) 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 Wildcats (2-1).
Kevin Knox led Kentucky with 20 points and Hamidou Diallo added 14.
No. 5 Villanova 113, Nicholls 77
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.
No. 17 Gonzaga 106, Howard 69
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.
No. 19 Purdue 86, Marquette 71
MILWAUKEE – Seven-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).
Andrew Rowsey scored 25 points, while Markus Howard added 24 for Marquette (1-1) before fouling out with 5:20 left. Howard, the nation’s leader in 3-point shooting last season (54.7 percent), went 4 of 8 from behind the arc against Purdue.
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