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Duke vs. Michigan State live stream

Duke vs. Michigan State live stream

In the opening game of the double-header, the No. 1 Duke Blue Devils will go head-to-head with the No. 2 Michigan State Spartans.

The 2017 college basketball season is underway and all eyes will be on the court at United Center in Chicago on Tuesday night for the 2017 Champions Classic, featuring four of the top teams in the nation. The Blue Devils opened the season with convincing wins over Elon and Utah Valley, giving coach Mike Krzyzewski 1,000 victories with the program. "You've got to play good teams". Freshman forward Marvin Bagley averaged 24.5 points and 10 rebounds in those games. Throw in Gary Trent Jr., Trevon Duvall, and Wendell Carter averaging a combined 38.5 points per game, and it makes sense why Duke was the No. 1 team in the country heading into the season.

"When we get the ball with two hands, we can really change ends well", Krzyzewski said. "We just have to make sure we get the best perimeter defender on him because he steps outside so much".

Arizona (2-0) lost two first-place votes despite opening its season with convincing wins over Northern Arizona and Maryland-Baltimore County. Duke and Michigan State have previously met as 1-vs. Senior Grayson Allen is back for his senior season. "We obviously haven't seen much of them, but we know they're going to be great and it's going to be a very good environment up there, something we have to be ready for". In those two games, the Blue Devils scored 98 points per game.

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But Michigan State also is really good thanks to the return of sophomore wing Miles Bridges, who would have been a lottery pick in the 2017 draft if he'd gone pro.

The top HS prospect in the Class of 2018 announced on Friday night that he will be taking his talents to Duke next fall. With a thin bench, the Blue Devil starters will have to be wary to avoid foul trouble that could expose their inexperienced second unit. Despite almost putting up triple digits on the scoreboard Friday, the Spartans finished only 3-of-12 from beyond the arc.

No other Top-25 teams play ranked opponents this week. At the start of each season, the Champions Classic happens to act as an early look at potential Final Four matchup. Jackson had 13 points and 13 rebounds in the Spartans' season-opener. I didn't realize how good (Vermont) was until I watched the tape. "We haven't studied them yet, but they're old and new", Krzyzewski said.

The Blue Devils are more than really good. "This one being in Cameron, felt a lot more love for Coach and I think this one was the coolest just because of the fan support and being at home".