College Basketball AP Top 25 Scores on Nov. 15

MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert — The following are the college basketball AP Top 25 scores and results from Tuesday night, as No. 1 Duke made an early statement in Chicago.

NO. 1 Duke 88, NO. 2 Michigan 81

Grayson Allen of Duke
Grayson Allen of Duke reacts after he knock down a shot

The much hyped-up clash between the top-ranked Blue Devils and No. 2 Michigan State in the State Farms Champions Classic lived up to the billings at the United Center with Mike Krzyzewski’s side coming out on top.

Grayson Allen scored a career-high 37 points and connected on seven 3-pointers and Duke beat the Spartans 88-81 for their third straight victory to start the new campaign.

With the nation’s top freshman Marvin Bagley III forced to leave the game because of an eye problem he suffered in the first half, Allen carried the team and made big plays in the second half to lead his squad to victory.

The senior guard scored 21 of his points in the second half and made five 3-pointers during that span.

There was lots of support as well, with freshman point guard finishing with Trevon Duval 17 points, 10 assists, six steals and his classmate Wendell Carter Jr ending with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Bagley III left the game after playing 10 minutes and scoring four points and grabbing six rebounds.

Three Michigan State players, including Miles Bridges, who had 19 points, five rebounds, four assists and four blocks, scored in double figures.

Jaren Jackson Jr. added 19 points, seven rebounds and three blocks and Nick Ward had 19 points and five boards for the Spartans (1-1), who shot 50.8 percent.

NO. 4 Kansas 65, NO. 1 Kentucky 61

Devonte Graham of Kansas
Devonte Graham of Kansas in action against Kentucky

In the night’s other State Farms Champions Classic contest, No. 4 Kansas held off No. 7 Kentucky in a low-scoring encounter.

Svi Mykhailiuk scored 17 points and led four Kansas players in double-digits and the Jayhawks (2-0) secured a 65-61 victory over the Wildcats.

Udoka Azubuike finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and two blocks, Malik Newman had 12 points, nine rebounds and three steals for Kansas, which missed 20 of its 28 shots from 3-point range.

Devonte Graham was only 3 of 14 from the field, but made the clinching free throws down the stretch, ended with 11 points in the win.

Kevin Knox had 20 and seven rebounds Hamidou Diallo added 14 points, five rebounds and four assists for Kentucky (2-1).

OTHER COLLEGE BASKETBALL AP TOP 25 SCORES

Elsewhere, No. 5 Villanova scored more than 50 points in each of the two halves en route to a comfortable 113-77 win over Nicholls.

Mikal Bridges had 23 points, six rebounds and four assists and fellow guard Jalen Brunson ended with 17 points for the Wildcats (2-0), who shot 57.5 percent and made 47 field goals.

Zaquavian Smith scored 25 points in the defeat for the Colonels (1-1).

In other college basketball AP Top 25 scores on Tuesday night, No. 17 Gonzaga defeated Howard 106-69 with Zach Norvell Jr. scoring 18 points off the bench for the Bulldogs, while No. 19 Purdue defeated Marquette 86-71.

Big man Isaac Haas had 22 points and five rebounds for the Boilermakers (3-0).

Andrew Rowsey finished with 25 points and six rebounds and Markus Howard added 24 points for the Golden Eagles.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL AP TOP 25 SCORES

NO. 1 Duke 88, NO. 2 Michigan 81
NO. 4 Kansas 65, NO. 1 Kentucky 61
NO. 5 Villanova 113, Nicholls 77
NO. 17 Gonzaga 106, Howard 69
NO. 19 Purdue 86, Marquette 71

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