Quinn Cook scored 19 points and Jahlil Okafor had 17 to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 19 Michigan State 81-71 in Tuesday’s State Farm Champions Classic.
With a decisive win over rival Iowa, Minnesota regained a treasured traveling trophy and forged a three-way tie for first place in the Big Ten West Division with three games to go.
One thing you can say about former MSU star Mateen Cleaves is that he never forgets where he came from.
Champ: Matthew Stafford for his play against the Miami Dolphins. The Lions are now 7-2. Chump: Pat Narduzzi for his defense against Ohio State.
It had been a while since Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi had to answer for a loss like this.
First place in the Big Ten’s East Division — and a possible spot in college football’s new four-team playoff. That’s what’s on the line, and there’s no need for extra incentive or ill will.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio’s scarlet and gray ties run deep.
Game of the week? Try game of the Big Ten regular season when East Division heavyweights Ohio State and Michigan State duke it out in East Lansing, Michigan.
Before the Michigan football program became the absolute, embarrassment that it is today, I used to put all my efforts into hoping that Michigan State would get smoked on a weekly basis.
As college football’s regular season heads into its stretch run, plenty of intriguing plotlines are developing each week.