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No. 3 Jayhawks defeat Spartans in 2021 Champions Classic

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Michigan State Spartans on Tuesday night in the State Farm Champions Classic. The Jayhawks son 87-74 over the Spartans at Madison Square Garden in New York City to kick off the 2021-22 college basketball season. 

With the win, the Jayhawks improved to 1-0. The Spartans fell to 0-1. 

Kansas Jayhawks player Ochai Agbaji dunks the basketball against the Michigan State Spartans in the 2021 State Farm Champions Classic
Ochai Agbaji dunks the basketball against the Michigan State Spartans in the 2021 State Farm Champions Classic (Photo by Missy Minear/Kansas Athletics)

Ochai Agbaji led the Jayhawks with a game-high 29 points. He was the lone player, who scored more than 27 points. 

He also had two rebounds, one assist, and two steals. 

Agbaji was one of three Kansas players, who scored in double-digits. Remy Martin, who played for the team after transferring in from Arizona State, had 15 points.

David McCormack had 10 points.

Kansas had 21 bench points. Zach Clemence led the reserves with seven points.

A.J. Hoggard led the Spartans with 17 points. He also had two rebounds, four assists, and one steal.

Hoggard was one of four Michigan State players, who scored in double digits. Julius Marble II had 13 points.

Marcus Bingham Jr. and Gabe Brown had 10 points each.

Michigan State had 35 bench points. Hoggard led the bench with the aforementioned 17 points.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 10 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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