Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III goes down with injury in first half

Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III goes down with injury in first half

The State Farm Champions Classic will take place and feature four of the best teams in College Basketball. Neither team will pass the victor of the Michigan State-Duke game, and the loser should remain in the top 10.

The Spartans (1-0) easily put away North Florida 98-66 in their solitary Week 1 fixture and swingman Miles Bridges and Co. are well-motivated and excited about this big-time matchup. On Friday, Duke beat Elon and then on Sunday they smoked Utah Valley. The Blue Devils have covered the spread in the lone lined game they have played in. Duke's leading scorer has been their top freshman Marvin Bagley III, with 24.5 points per game.

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who collected his 1,000th victory with the Blue Devils on Saturday night, is curious to see how his team will perform.

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It'll be the 42nd time in the history of the Associated Press rankings that the No. 1 and 2 teams are colliding in a game. - Arizona is still very much among the title favorites, and it's still way too early rule anyone out, but Michigan State, Duke, Kansas and Kentucky all have the opportunity to pick up statement wins Tuesday. Graham scored 10 points with 12 assists in the Jayhawks' opener, proving his move to lead guard should be a smooth one this season.

Can Michigan State solve the Duke puzzle? He now leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and minutes played. I think the Spartans will take their learning experiences from a year ago and turn it into some big wins this year. If Michigan State reaches the NCAA Final Four - it will be their 10th trip. "Duke is a great team, and it's going to be a great game".

This marks the first time a Duke freshman has posted back-to-back 20-point/10-rebound games since Jabari Parker had consecutive games of 21 points and 10 boards versus FAU and UNC-Asheville in November of 2013. This year, the Spartans get a third crack in the event against Duke and both teams will be doing it in style.

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