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Despite Falling to Duke, Michigan State Showed How Good It Can (and Will) Be

Despite Falling to Duke, Michigan State Showed How Good It Can (and Will) Be

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CHICAGO—It’s impossible to know how or when a break is going to come. For No. 2 Michigan State in the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday, it came 10 minutes into its game with No. 1 Duke. Marvin Bagley III, the prized Blue Devil freshman and potential top-five pick, was accidentally poked in the eye by a teammate going for a rebound. He laid on the United Center floor for several minutes before standing up and heading to the locker room. He would miss the rest of the game, which Mike Krzyzewski would later say was merely precautionary, opening the door for the Spartans to dominate the paint. So then it was easy to understand Tom Izzo’s frustration during his postgame press conference after his team allowed 25 offensive rebounds, which led to 17 second-chance points for Duke