Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Champions Classic 2017: Live updates, results, highlights from Duke vs. Michigan State

Champions Classic 2017: Live updates, results, highlights from Duke vs. Michigan State

The opener pits the top two-ranked teams in the country, when No. 2 Michigan State takes on No. 1 Duke in the Champions Classic in Chicago. All five of their starters scored in double-digits, and Miles Bridges dominated - something that will likely become a trend this season.

Bridges leads a Spartans team which also features 6-11 freshman Jaren Jackson Jr., center Nick Ward, Joshua Langford and crafty point guard Cassius Winston.

Duke Blue Devils forward Marvin Bagley III was poked in the eye during the first half Tuesday night against the Michigan State Spartans and was ruled out for the remainder of the game shortly after halftime, according to ESPN's Maria Taylor.

Tonight's game will be the first glimpse into how ready each team is.

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Kansas, though lacking depth, features a dynamic lineup staring Devonte Graham at point point.

Both teams opened with relatively easy victories - Michigan State cruising past North Florida, 98-66, and Duke blasting Elon, 97-68, before pulling away from an upstart Utah Valley, 99-69.

Can Michigan State end the 12-year drought of beat Duke? Maye followed up that performance by setting his previous career high 17 points in the Elite Eight matchup against Kentucky where Maye knocked in the game-winning shot. The Spartans are favorites to win the Big Ten over Purdue, Northwestern and others.

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