The biggest thing learned from Wednesday's showdown of two top-four teams in Madison? Duke is pretty darn good.
Bryant McIntosh's collegiate career is off to a most-impressive start.
And the most-impressive moments came Thursday night in the Cats' thrilling comeback win over North Florida.
The Spartans hung around for a long time with the No. 4 team in the country. But they could only hang on so long.
The underdog role isn't a common one for Michigan State.
But that's what the Spartans will be when they face off with Duke on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic.
Is Chris Collins destined for the head-coaching job at Duke?