The College Basketball season kicked off last week, but Tuesday night (Nov. 14) felt like its coming out party. Both matchups featured top coaches in the game, leading some of the best players in the country. But nobody played better than Duke's Grayson Allen, who returned for his senior season after a couple of tumultuous years.

#1 Duke (3-0) defeats #2 Michigan State (0-1) 88-81

All eyes were on freshman phenom Marvin Bagley III coming into Tuesday night. Bagley III had scored 25 and 24 points in his first two collegiate games; however, an inadvertent poke-in-the-eye by a teammate cut his night short.

He played just 10 minutes and scored four points. But even without Bagley III, the game featured marquee names who will dominate college basketball this season.

With the score tied 12-12 in the first half, the Blue Devils went on a 12-2 run. Michigan State battled back to take the lead with 3:06 to go, but couldn't hold onto it. Grayson Allen knocked down a three-point shot to put Duke up by four at halftime. Miles Bridges, who surprised everyone in the country (including coach Tom Izzo) when he came back for his sophomore season, struggled in the first half. He scored just three points on 1-of-3 shooting.

For most of the second half, Duke and Michigan State traded leads, made big shots, and electrified their fans in the United Center.

A dunk by Spartans' forward Kenny Goins put Michigan State up by two with 4:18 left, but Duke went on a 13-2 run over the next three minutes to put the game out-of-reach. Senior guard Grayson Allen hit seven three-pointers and scored a game-high 37 points for the Blue Devils. After a lackluster first half, Bridges came out strong for Michigan State in the second half and finished with 19 points.

#4 Kansas (2-0) defeats #7 Kentucky (2-1) 65-61

The second game of the double-header also didn't disappoint. The Kentucky Wildcats, again, have a new crew of freshmen that they are counting on to lead the way. The Kansas Jayhawks also have to integrate some new recruits into their rotation, but also return several players; and that experience made the difference down-the-stretch.The Jayhawks stormed out to a 20-11 lead, but Kentucky came back to tie the game with 6:21 left in the half on a jumper by Wenyen Gabriel.

The Wildcats claimed the lead briefly, but Kansas went into half-time with a one-point edge.

After just two lead changes in the first half, there were 10 in the second. Kentucky went up 57-55 with 3:42 left in the game on a Nick Richards' layup. But after that, it was the Jayhawks' vets who dominated the final minutes. Senior Devonte' Graham, senior Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, and sophomore Malik Newman scored the final nine points for Kansas. Mykhailiuk led the way for the Jayhawks with 17 points on 7-of-18 shooting. Kentucky started five freshmen, and Kevin Knox had a game-high 20 points.