Marvin Bagley III Won't Return vs. Michigan State After Suffering Eye Injury

FLASHBACK: No. 2 Michigan State takes down No. 1 Kentucky in Champions Classic

First outing on big stage reveals a Michigan State team with plenty of warts

No. 1 Duke remained at the top after an 88-81 victory Tuesday night at the United Center against No. 2 Michigan State in what promises to remain one of the most memorable games of the season.

Maye is sharing the honor with Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III, who scored 49 points and pulled down 20 rebounds over the course of his first two collegiate games for the Blue Devils.

Both teams excel offensively, while still trying to find their best defensive form.

Season over for Seahawks RB Prosise
But Maxwell lasted only one season in Philadelphia, shipped off to Miami along with Kiko Alonso in what amounted to salary dumps. Seattle also officially placed cornerback Richard Sherman on injured reserve and signed cornerback Byron Maxwell .

Is this the year Tom Izzo finally beats Coach K again?

The game is to be the first of two in the annual Champions Classic in Chicago, with a game with Kansas and Kentucky following soon afterward. This time around it is Duke that is the young team, with eight freshmen on the roster.

The Jayhawks are comfortable favorites entering the game, and they should be able to fend off the developing Wildcats. Tip-off is at 7 p.m., and boasts arguably the nation's top team in Duke and the nation's best player in Michigan State sophomore Miles Bridges. Cassius Winston was also good for Michigan State, with 12 points and 8 assists in the win. For their part, Michigan State has taken part in the event every year since it started in 2011, with a 3-3 overall record and a 0-2 mark against Duke. I think the Spartans will take their learning experiences from a year ago and turn it into some big wins this year.

Latest News