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Denzel Valentine of the Michigan State Spartans grabs Alex Poythress of the Kentucky Wildcats during the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center. (Nov. 12, 2013)

No. 2 Michigan State 78, No. 1 Kentucky 74

No. 2 Michigan State downed top-seeded Kentucky, 78-74, in the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday in Chicago.

Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine (45) reaches for
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Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine (45) reaches for a rebound against Kentucky forward Alex Poythress during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Kentucky forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) blocks the shot
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Kentucky forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) blocks the shot of Michigan State guard Gary Harris as forwards Julius Randle (30) and Alex Poythress also defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Michigan State center Adreian Payne (5) falls over
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Michigan State center Adreian Payne (5) falls over teammate Denzel Valentine after securing a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine talks to Branden
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Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine talks to Branden Dawson after Michigan State started with a 10-0 run against Kentucky during an NCAA college basketball game. (Nov. 12, 2013)

Michigan State center Adreian Payne (5), Kentucky forward
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Michigan State center Adreian Payne (5), Kentucky forward Julius Randle (30) and Michigan State guard Gary Harris, right, struggle for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Denzel Valentine of the Michigan State Spartans grabs
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Denzel Valentine of the Michigan State Spartans grabs Alex Poythress of the Kentucky Wildcats during the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center. (Nov. 12, 2013)

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo yells at his
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Michigan State coach Tom Izzo yells at his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Kentucky coach John Calipari yells to his team
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Kentucky coach John Calipari yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Denzel Valentine #45
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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans tries to grab the ball away from Alex Poythress #22 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center on November 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Julius Randle #30
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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Julius Randle #30 of the Kentucky Wildcats tries to move against Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans during the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center on November 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Alex Poythress #22
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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Alex Poythress #22 of the Kentucky Wildcats dunks against the Michigan State Spartans during the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center on November 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Aaron Harrison #2
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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Aaron Harrison #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots over Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans during the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center on November 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Willie Cauley-Stein #15
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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Willie Cauley-Stein #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots over Matt Costello #10 of the Michigan State Spartans during the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center on November 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Adreian Payne #5
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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans rebounds between Willie Cauley-Stein #15 (L) and Dakari Johnson #44 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center on November 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Keith Appling #11
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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans grabs the ball from James Young #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center on November 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Adreian Payne #5
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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans rebounds between Willie Cauley-Stein #15 (L) and Dakari Johnson #44 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center on November 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Dakari Johnson #44
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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Dakari Johnson #44 of the Kentucky Wildcats tries to get off a shot under pressure from Alex Gauna #2 of the Michigan State Spartans during the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center on November 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Head coach John
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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to his team against the Michigan State Spartans during the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center on November 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Head coach Tom
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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans gives instructions to his team against the Kentucky Wildcats during the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center on November 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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