Duke already has a commitment from five-star recruit Cameron Reddish, meaning the Blue Devils have already landed two of the top three prospects in the Class of 2018.
"Then again, as Vermont coach John Becker noted late Sunday afternoon following his team's narrow 73-69 loss at Rupp - its first regular-season defeat since a December 2016 loss to Butler - "(Kentucky) is a really talented team and they're going to be a team to be reckoned with for the national championship".
The win is Krzyzewski's 1073rd overall, which is the most-ever for a coach in men's Division I college basketball history behind former Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim with 1,005 wins.
Arizona (2-0) lost two first-place votes despite opening its season with convincing wins over Northern Arizona and Maryland-Baltimore County. Forward Marvin Bagley III took advantage of his size in the team's tuneups and averaged 24.5 points per game on 65.7 percent shooting from the floor in the two Blue Devil wins. In those two games, the Blue Devils scored 98 points per game.
"You slow him down; I don't know if you fully stop him", Grayson Allen said on Monday.
Duke is averaging 23.5 assists per game, with freshman point guard Trevon Duval having handed out 20 assists with only one turnover.
The Michigan State Spartans have a National Player of the Year candidate Miles Bridges to star in their lineup. Tom Izzo continues to lead great teams, but many think this could be the best team he has had. If Michigan State reaches the NCAA Final Four - it will be their 10th trip. "In our first two games, there was some stuff that we did out on the court that we didn't see in practice; it just kind of developed out there, and it's due to their instincts once they actually get into the game".
Bangladesh oust India from Under-19 Asia Cup
Meanwhile, in Group B, Afghanistan joined Pakistan in the semi-finals by comprehensively beating UAE by 134 runs. The four teams entered the semi-finals are Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
How can you tune in to tonight's blockbuster game between the Blue Devils and Spartans?
This is going to be a great basketball game. As we have seen in previous seasons, these are good games, that are a little sloppy at times.
There aren't many ranked matchups in non-conference college basketball play, but this one is a treat for fans of the sport.
A year ago, Duke came to the Champions Classic with a group of highly-touted freshman as the top-ranked team in the nation.
Judging by Kentucky's close shaves this past weekend against Utah Valley and Vermont, this would seem to be an easy game for the Jayhawks, as well as a chance to get revenge on their 72-40 Champions Classic loss to Big Blue at the start of the 2014-15 season.
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