Michigan State doesn’t need to worry about the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Sure, Florida State will be a great team and they need to prepare for the Seminoles; but they’re getting the challenge right off the bat. Who plays the ACC’s big two back-to-back? The bitter rivals but traditional powers North Carolina and Duke in back to back games, and to start the season no less? Tom Izzo that’s who.
The Spartans return only 38% of their scoring, 48% of their rebounding, and 44% of their from last year, but this is no rebuilding season. No time for that with a schedule like this.
Duke (2-0) faces Michigan State (0-1) on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Madison Square Garden in the first game of the Champions Challenge. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m. (EST)
Duke will be playing its third game in a five-day span on Tuesday.The head coaches (Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo) in Tuesday’s game have combined for 1,285 wins, 17 Final Four appearances and five National Championships. But the main storyline is Coach K en...