The trio of seniors did not disappoint in combining to top No. Freshman guard Coby White heated up in the second half to change a close game into a point Tar Heel lead, but it was the continued defensive presence of Williams that ultimately propelled No. Duke didn't score another point the rest of the game. Barrett was called for three charges on Williams and shot just of with four turnovers.
Grayson Allen's 37 points propel Blue Devils over Spartans Allen's 37 points was a career-high for the senior. Check below for full stats and a play-by-play recap from Chicago. Kentucky is the undercard.
Actually, the main event of the Champions Classic comes in the first game Tuesday night. Duke vs. Michigan State.
Mike Krzyzewski vs. Tom Izzo. That requires a brief discussion on the history of No.
No freshman had ever done that his first two games as a Blue Devil. Their high all last season was Every single day I do.
In the season opener, Kentucky started five freshmen for the first time since the national championship game and had to hustle from 12 points down to beat Utah Valley Two nights later, the green Big Blue huffed and puffed past Vermont So this annual November convention of bluebloods — with 8, all-time victories and 18 national titles among them -- is ready for its seventh edition.
In three of the six seasons, the Champions Classic has sent at least one team to the Final Four — though none the past two years. You want gravitas? All four coaches are in the Hall of Fame.
And this year, it glitters even more with No. The very phrase evokes a certain aura, and it should. READ MORE 7 college basketball freshmen who we aren't talking about enough Every college basketball season there is a crop of freshmen who dominate headlines throughout the year, but what about some of the freshmen who don't get all the attention?
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