The biggest thing learned from Wednesday's showdown of two top-four teams in Madison? Duke is pretty darn good.
The landscape of star players is changing for the 2014-15 high school basketball season in Illinois, but the area still boasts a tremendous amount of talent and players who could lead their teams
2013-14 record: 28-5 (9-0): Won the Public League Red-West. Won the Class 4A state championship with a 46-44 win over Benet.
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.