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College basketball: Duke’s Grayson Allen takes over in battle of top teams

College basketball: Duke’s Grayson Allen takes over in battle of top teams

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 in Chicago.

The Blue Devils (3-0) lost Marvin Bagley III to an eye injury midway through the first half, but Allen made five three-pointers and scored 23 points in the second half to help make up for the absence of the freshman phenom.

Miles Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Nick Ward each scored 19 points for the Spartans (1-1), who blocked 12 shots. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski improved to 12-1 in his career against Michigan State.

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