If there were ever a tale of two halves in any sports, tonight’s showdown between the Duke Blue Devils and the Kansas Jayhawks in the State Farm Champions Classic was definitely it.
After the Blue Devils and star freshman Jabari Parker owned the first half, his counterpart–and fellow freshman star–Andrew Wiggins rallied in the second half to defeat the fourth-ranked Blue Devils, 94-83.
Parker lit the world on fire in the first half with a variety of highlight moments. The Chicago-area native scored 19 points in the first half and had everyone marveling at just how good this Duke team really was.
But, Kansas came out in the second half and showed that they weren’t going to go away that easily.
Battling foul trouble throughout the game, Wiggins and the Jayhawks got it all together, capitalized on some Duke mistakes and ultimately came away with the victory.
Overall, though, both Wiggins and Parker are spectacular talents and that was put on the national stage for everyone to see tonight. Both displayed talents that will have these two very rich men at this time next year.
Watching both of these teams throughout the rest of this season is going to be a joy, and I’m sure that no one would have an issue with these two possibly matching up against one another again come March.