ACC Announces Basketball Players of the Week: Luke Maye, Marvin Bagley


- Kentucky barely beat Utah Valley and Vermont in their first two games, proving this year's crop of freshman still has a lot of work to do. The Blue Devils have covered the spread in the lone lined game they have played in. He's off to a great start for Coach K and the Blue Devils this season thus far, averaging 24.5 points per game and 10 rebounds. His 25 points in the opening game also set the record for Duke freshmen in their debut game.

Michigan State opened the season on Friday, picking up a 98-66 win over North Florida as a 31-point favorite.

Michigan State has not won a national title since 2000.

The Spartans return Miles Bridges who many believed would be an NBA Lottery pick a season ago, but Duke returns Grayson Allen, who was also once considered a top prospect. "Obviously he's a good enough player to score the ball, but I probably just have to limit him".

NCAA grants Beverly immediate eligibility
Beverly enrolled in two summer classes at Ohio State, but four weeks later, longtime coach Matta was let go by the Buckeyes . State had to file new information which wasn't initially available in order for the decision to be reconsidered.

However, ESPN's Basketball Power Index is giving Michigan State a slight edge to win on Tuesday night by under 2 points.

This marks the first time a Duke freshman has posted back-to-back 20-point/10-rebound games since Jabari Parker had consecutive games of 21 points and 10 boards versus FAU and UNC-Asheville in November of 2013. Maye made a career-high 11 field goals in helping the No. 9 Tar Heels build their lead as high as 31 points in the second half (his previous high in field goals was six three times: against Kentucky in the NCAA Elite Eight, Butler in the NCAA Sweet 16, and at NC State, all last season).

The first game of Tuesday night's Champions Classic at United Center in Chicago pits the two highest-ranked teams in the country in No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Michigan State.

The Spartans are a young team, but have a little bit more experience than Duke. Get your 100% signup bonus today.