The Duke Blue Devils come into the game 2-0 on the season. He was reacting to Ben grabbing onto his jersey. The guard scored 20 points and recorded 4 rebounds per game. He became the first college basketball coach to win 1,000 games with the same program.
Michigan State opened the season on Friday, picking up a 98-66 win over North Florida as a 31-point favorite.
Duke has won six straight meetings with Michigan State, but this may be the best Spartan team the Blue Devils have faced. Cassius Winston was also good for Michigan State, with 12 points and 8 assists in the win.
Can Michigan State solve the Duke puzzle? Even more impressive is that they absolutely demolished a Utah Valley team that led the No. 5 Kentucky Wildcats at halftime. I think the Spartans will take their learning experiences from a year ago and turn it into some big wins this year.
Either way, this will be one of the best games of the season and could legitimately be a preview of the 2018 National Championship game. Neither team will pass the victor of the Michigan State-Duke game, and the loser should remain in the top 10. In the end though, the talent of Duke is going to come through strong.
The first game of Tuesday night's Champions Classic at United Center in Chicago pits the two highest-ranked teams in the country in No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Michigan State. Get your 100% signup bonus today.