No. 8 Michigan State (2-0) vs. No. 6 Duke (1-0)
Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 8 Michigan State goes for its fifth straight win vs ranked opponents against No. 6 Duke. Michigan State’s last loss vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 9 Maryland Terrapins 67-60 on Feb. 15. Duke is coming off an 81-71 win over Coppin State in its most recent game.
SQUAD LEADERSHIP: .DJ FROM DISTANCE: In one games this season, DJ Steward has connected on 44.4 percent of the nine 3-pointers he’s attempted.
A YEAR AGO: Duke put up 87 points and prevailed by 12 over Michigan State when these two teams faced each other a year ago.
DID YOU KNOW: Both of these teams posted winning records against non-conference competition last season. Michigan State went 8-3 against schools outside its conference, while Duke went 10-1 in such games.