No. 10 Duke tops No. 11 Michigan State 87-75
By: Mike Stiles - Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Xavier Tillman in action against Duke (photo courtesy of Kirthmon F. Dozier/DFP)

No. 10 Duke tops No. 11 Michigan State 87-75
(EAST LANSING) - 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 No. 11 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. 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. 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 Spartans (5-3) went into the game "a little fragile," according to coach Tom Izzo, and they looked out of sync and overmatched. Cassius Winston made a 3 pointer to pull the Spartans within eight early in the second half. He finished with 12 points on the night. Xaiver Tillman had 20 points and Marcus Bingham had 13 points in the loss.

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