No. 2 games six times, with a 3-3 record in those. Duke is going to have to be very careful tomorrow night and they're gonna have to use their bench if they want to make a statement by beating the second best team in the country.
"That's what we're all here for", said freshman forward Marvin Bagley III, who posted double-doubles in his first two collegiate games.
No. 2 Michigan State received 13 first-place votes, No. 3 Arizona got 16 and No. 4 Kansas had 2. "Let the moment excite them". I enjoy getting to be around him every day and learning from him every day.
However, ESPN's Basketball Power Index is giving Michigan State a slight edge to win on Tuesday night by under 2 points.
"It's not just another game. It's a matter of letting them play".
The Jayhawks are comfortable favorites entering the game, and they should be able to fend off the developing Wildcats.
The 2017-18 college basketball season begins in earnest Tuesday night with the 2017 Champions Classic.
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It was good enough for second place in the National League West behind the MLB-best Los Angeles Dodgers and a wild-card spot. Hinch navigated the Astros to a 101-61 record and their first-ever World Series title in his third season at the helm.
Duke tuned up with home romps against Elon and Utah Valley as Krzyzewski has now coached a team ranked No. 1 in 225 games. In the season opening win over North Florida, he scored 20 points, while playing 27 minutes. Michigan State came up far short of its goals in 2016-17, but it has a chance to prove that this year is different.
Coming into the season no one was quite sure what the starting lineup would be, if they would sit Gary Trent Jr. and play a traditional five, or sit Marques Bolden and have three guards.
"You know (the Spartans) are going to be great and it's going to be a great environment up there", Allen said. That game this year is technically the undercard, No. 1 Duke vs.
Michigan State is 1-1 when involved in a game with the top two teams, with the victory four years ago in the Champions Classic against No. 1 Kentucky.
In between the two games, ESPN will also air a showcase of the latest College Football Playoff rankings, expected to air around 9 PM ET.
The game could be heard over the 38-affiliate, Spartan Sports Network, which includes WMMQ-FM (94.9)/WJIM-AM (1240) in Lansing and WJR-AM (760) in Detroit.