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College Basketball Showdown: Michigan State Spartans Take on Duke Blue Devils in Champions Classic

The matchup between Michigan State and Duke today is generating quite a buzz, especially considering their performance in the college basketball Blue Blood. The debate over Michigan State’s position continues, but its presence in the Champions Classic is a strong argument for those who believe the Spartans deserve recognition in the elite class.

Tom Izzo’s team is striving to redeem itself after an initial loss to unranked James Madison, aiming to secure a respectable position in both the preseason USLBM Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25 rankings. The Spartans (1-1) will face the 9th-ranked Duke Blue Devils (1-1) in their early test in Chicago, with Duke slipping to 19th in the national rankings.

Undoubtedly, Michigan State faced a tough challenge in the Sweet 16 against Kansas State, resulting in a 98-93 overtime loss. This year, the hope is that leaders A.J. Hoggard and Tyson Walker, the top scorers in the 2022-23 season, will guide the team. Malik Hall is also expected to play a more prominent role after an outstanding performance last season.

While the Spartans showcase a plethora of talents, they need to prove themselves against powerhouses like Duke. The Blue Devils clinched the ACC title last year, and despite Mike Krzyzewski’s retirement, their first season without him was relatively successful until they faced disappointment in the NCAA Tournament’s second round. Duke aims to avoid a similar fate this season.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game, including time, date, TV, and streaming information:

Michigan State vs. Duke Today: Which Channel?

  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Stream: ESPN App or Fubo (free trial available)

The Michigan State vs. Duke matchup will be broadcast nationally from the United Center on ESPN. Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas will provide commentary, with Holly Rowe reporting from the sideline.

Game Details:

  • Time: Tip-off at 7:00 PM ET, 6:00 PM CT in Chicago.
  • Date: Tuesday, November 14.

Upcoming Schedule:

  • November 17: Michigan State vs. Butler
  • November 19: Michigan State vs. Alcorn State
  • November 23: Michigan State vs. #3 Arizona
  • November 28: Michigan State vs. Georgia Southern

For Duke, the schedule includes matchups against Dartmouth, #11 Arizona, Bellarmine, La Salle, Southern Indiana, and #14 Arkansas.

Feel free to enjoy the game and stay tuned for more exciting basketball action!


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