Duke beats Michigan State in the Champions Classic

CHICAGO, Illinois- The No.1 ranked Duke Blue Devils defeated the No.2 Michigan State Spartans in the Champions Classic 88-81 on Tuesday night. Duke’s senior guard Grayson Allen led all scorers with 37 points and showed the nation he is not afraid of shining on the big stage. Spartans’ sophomore forward Miles Bridges, a preseason National Player of the year frontrunner, had 19 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Bridges scored 16 points in the second half. The Spartans were outrebounded 46-34 and gave up 25 offensive rebounds.

Ohio State defeats Michigan State, claims top spot in division

COLUMBUS, Ohio- No. 13 Ohio State moved the ball with ease against the twelfth-ranked Spartans en route to a 48-3 victory at the Horseshoe. The Buckeyes now sit alone in the Big Ten East with a conference record of 6-1 and control its own destiny, wins against Illinois and Michigan secures a spot in the Big Ten Championship game for the Buckeyes. It is the most lopsided loss in head coach Mark Dantonio’s 11 seasons, passing the Spartans’ 49-7 loss to Alabama in the 2011 Capital One Bowl. “Something happened to us today too, turnovers, not being able to run the ball, not being able to stop the run,” Dantonio said. 

MSU quarterback Brian Lewerke completed 18 passes out of 36 attempts for 131 yards and two interceptions.