NCAAB Game Recap - Duke at Michigan State
Tue Dec 3, 2019 9:30 PM EST

Mich
43
Lou
58
F
Duke
87
MSU
75
F
Brad
56
Mem
71
F
FlaSt
64
Ind
80
F
MD-ES
46
Baylor
78
F
HBU
68
Dayt
99
F
Butl
67
Miss
58
F
NDSt
60
IndSt
71
F
E KY
67
USC-Up
79
F
StPet
69
StJon
79
F
BethC
67
Stetsn
72
F
Dart
80
GASt
83
F(OT)
Copp
85
ECU
75
F
NW
82
BC
64
F
StAnd
58
App
90
F
Coker
59
GWebb
73
F
Rich
80
Hamp
63
F
W Ky
74
WriSt
76
F
OlDom
46
W&M
63
F
Chat
77
WCU
87
F
Oakl
72
W MI
62
F
Iowa
68
Syr
54
F
Lafy
94
StJos
71
F
Buck
69
Rider
89
F
UNCA
83
Charl
75
F
NoKY
76
MiaO
54
F
Detr
57
Kent
92
F
JacSt
60
GMas
67
F
Quin
77
FaDi
78
F
Valpa
79
E MI
85
F
Vermt
73
Cin
82
F
LoyIL
70
Ball
58
F
UMBC
61
Amer
85
F
(N/A)
64
Samf
97
F
(N/A)
38
MidTN
86
F
(N/A)
61
McNee
107
F
Lipsco
75
Belm
80
F
NebOm
73
ArkSt
78
F
Buff
76
Vand
90
F
SamH
86
TexPA
90
F(2OT)
UAB
57
Tex
67
F
TXAMC
67
TexSA
89
F
Murr
69
MOSt
71
F
SeLA
81
ULLa
98
F
NWSt
51
SMU
77
F
ChaSo
68
Mizzu
60
F
WIMil
53
Drake
56
F
APSU
61
Ark
69
F
Oral
60
Crei
72
F
Rut
60
Pitt
71
F
IlSt
69
TCU
81
F
UTEP
56
NMSt
59
F
MtStM
67
GrCan
75
F(OT)
JackSt
58
Denv
67
F
NOrl
54
LSU
90
F
UCSB
64
CSBak
60
F
InWor
60
Seatt
81
F
(N/A)
36
Sac
72
F
AzSt
71
USF
67
F

Dec 3, 2019, 9:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(10) Duke (8-1)

45

42

87

(11) Michigan State (5-3)

29

46

75

No. 10 Duke dominates No. 11 Michigan State, 87-75
Wed Dec 4, 2019 1:20 AM

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Vernon Carey Jr. showed Michigan State exactly what it’s missing.

Carey had 26 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks to help No. 10 Duke dominate the 11th-ranked Spartans in an 87-75 victory Tuesday night.

The 6-foot-10, 270-pound freshman was recruited hard by Michigan State and seemed very interested in attending the school, but ended up signing with the Blue Devils and came back to haunt coach Tom Izzo.

“He’s a load in there,” Izzo said.

Duke (8-1) looked like one of the top teams in the country and not a rebuilding one a week after losing at home to Stephen F. Austin.

“If we played like this last week, we would’ve won two games instead of one,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “But we didn’t because we’re learning.”

Blue Devils guard Tre Jones scored 20 points, matched a career high with 12 assists and made three steals as part of a defensive effort that forced several turnovers early in the game and a total of 14.

“The way we fought and the way we defended is something that we’ve done almost all season except last week,” Jones said. “So we’ve got to keep that up.”

The Spartans (5-3) went into the game “a little fragile,” according to Izzo, and they looked out of sync and overmatched.

“Outcoached, outplayed, outworked,” Izzo said.

Duke went on an 8-1 run midway through the first half to build a double-digit cushion and led 45-29 at halftime.

“We got it taken to us early and we didn’t respond,” Izzo said, noting he was embarrassed by the performance.

Cassius Winston made a 3-pointer to pull the Spartans within eight early in the second half.

Carey answered the surge with a three-point play and a layup to restore a double-digit advantage the Blue Devils had no trouble maintaining.

Winston had 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting.

“They did a good job of trapping me and getting the ball out of my hands and forcing other guys to make plays,” he said.

Xavier Tillman, perhaps wearing No. 23 for the last time because Draymond Green’s jersey was retired by Michigan State at halftime, scored 20 points and Marcus Bingham added 13.

Aaron Henry was held to two points after entering the game averaging 12-plus for the Spartans.

STEPPING UP

Duke played without high-flying guard Cassius Stanley, who is out indefinitely with a muscular injury in his left leg. The team had more than enough to make up for the nearly 13 points he averages a game.

Matthew Hurt scored 10 points for the Blue Devils, who got 11 from Joey Baker and 10 from fellow reserve Javin DeLaurier.

BIG PICTURE

Duke: Carey and Jones looked like the sort of stars the Blue Devils can build around to become one of the best teams in the country.

“We’ve got to be more consistent with this play now,” Jones said. “We can’t have any lapse like we did last week.

“We know the type of team we can be, and getting a road win like this is big for us.”

Michigan State: Izzo has a lot of work to do in trying to rally a team that has been reeling since Winston’s brother died last month.

“It’s my job to get them ready and I’m going to do a better job of getting them ready,” Izzo said. “I won’t panic like most fans because I’ve been here before.”

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Blue Devils will likely get a boost in next week’s poll, while the Spartans will continue to fall from their No. 1 ranking in the preseason.

IN THE RAFTERS

Green’s jersey was retired during a halftime ceremony that included a slew of former Spartans, including Steve Smith, whose No. 21 has also been retired.

The Golden State Warriors star said he isn’t sure if he’ll let Tillman continue to wear his number, adding he isn’t sure he has that much power.

UP NEXT

Duke: Plays at Virginia Tech on Friday night.

Michigan State: Hosts Rutgers on Sunday night.

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Leaders

Duke PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. O'Connell 0 0 0 1 0 0
W. Moore Jr. 0 0 1 1 1 0
Michigan State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Ahrens 0 0 0 1 1 0
X. Tillman 20 0 3 8 2 2

Team Comparison

Duke MSU
Points For 87 75
Field Goals 32/57-56% 28/62-45%
Three Pointers 7/15-47% 4/16-25%
Free Throws 16/22-73% 15/23-65%
Offensive Rebounds 7 11
Defensive Rebounds 27 21
Rebounds 35 33
Blocks 11 6
Steals 10 7
Turnovers 15 14
Personal Fouls 21 15
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Duke Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Dec 3 Duke 87 @ MSU 75 J. Goldwire 3 F. Loyer 1

Game Information

Stadium: Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan
Attendance: 14,797
Game Time: