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5-0, 1st in ACC
Bagley proves too much for Furman in Duke's win (0:43)
Bagley twirls around defender for dunk (0:17)
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Duke still No. 1 in AP poll after win vs. MSU

Duke remained No. 1 in the AP rankings and received 54 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel after beating then-No. 2 Michigan State last week at the Champions Classic.

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1dDick Vitale

Vitale's weekly awards

Grayson Allen announced his return to the big state by lighting up Michigan State. It was just one of the standout performances from the season's opening week.

Bagley returns with a fury in Duke's win (1:09)
Bagley block followed by Allen skilled finish (0:31)

HQ Questions If Grayson Allen Is For Real

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Domonique Foxworth question if Grayson Allen is legit after his 37-point explosion, the CFB rankings and if Tyrod Taylor should have been benched. Plus, Cam'Ron joins the show.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

When our class rankings are updated, here will be the top four as of now: Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina. Bluebloods.

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6dJoe Lunardi

What Duke, Kansas, Michigan State and Kentucky will look like come March

Sure, it was only one night. And it was only one night in November. But these four big-name teams -- Duke, Kansas, Michigan State and Kentucky -- offered glimpses into the future during the Champions Classic. Some look bright. Others should be concerned.

Allen uses career high to stop MSU (1:11)
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6dMyron Medcalf

College basketball needed a night like that

The sport has problems. One star-studded night won't cure what has happened or defend against what might be coming. But it gave everyone a break, if only for a moment, to remember why we love it.

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6dJeff Goodman and Myron Medcalf

Sources: Champions Classic may tip off '18-19

The Champions Classic could potentially open the college basketball season next year instead of occurring a few days into it, sources tell ESPN. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and MSU coach Tom Izzo, after Tuesday's game, say they're in favor of the move.

No. 1 Duke beats No. 2 Michigan State in Champions Classic (2:20)

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Michigan State's Miles Bridges on loss to Duke: "they out-toughed us today." The Spartans finished with 17 turnovers to Duke's 9.


Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Duke's Grayson Allen (game-high 37 points), said it felt good to get a win in the Champions Classic after losing the last two years he played in it. Added he likes the toughness of his young team and said they're a fun group to play with.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Doesn't matter where you played in high school or how many all-star games you were in, this is a giant stage. And Kentucky just looks tense and inexperienced more than anything right now. Wildcats have to relax or Kansas might win by 20-plus.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Coach K said he hopes if they change start date of college hoops to prior Tuesday (which is likely), that event like Champions kicks off the season.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Coach K called it a scratched eye for Bagley. Said they didn't want to bring him back in second half.


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

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.

Team Stats

Points Per Game90.835th
Rebounds Per Game45.416th
Assists Per Game20.0Tied-20th
Points Allowed68.4126th

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Tournament History

Final Fours16
Tournament Record107-35
Championship Seasons1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015
Tournament Appearances40