NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL: No. 4 Duke edges third-ranked Kansas 68-66

Adrian Griffin Duke Blue Devils college basketball recruiting

Adrian Griffin Duke Blue Devils college basketball recruiting

Tre Jones #three of the Duke Blue Devils reacts to a basket versus the North Dakota Condition Bison in the second 50 % in the course of the 1st round of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Event at Colonial Everyday living Arena on March 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Thankfully, the second half is picking up in the annual Champions Classic thanks in-part to back-to-back fast-break dunks from Blue Devils freshman guard Cassius Stanley. The last time the Blue Devils and Jayhawks faced off was during the Elite Eight back in 2018 where Kansas won in overtime.

Kansas is loaded with returning talent this season, meanwhile Duke is trying to reload after losing Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish to the National Basketball Association. Marcus Garrett, Ochai Agbaji and Silvio De Sousa round out a potent starting lineup for coach Bill Self. Will Dotson be able to keep Duke's Tre Jones in check? Inexperience is an obvious issue, but Duke appears to have a bigger problem.

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According to ESPN's Basketball Power Index, the Blue Devils have a 62.2 percent chance of defeating the Jayhawks.

Well whether you believe Kansas handed this game to Duke thanks to their 28 turnovers, or if you believe Duke was the better team and deserved the win, Duke won and aside from Kentucky, they now have the best resume in college basketball. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET in NY.

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