This article is part of our College Hoops Barometer series.
Who is going to beat Duke if freshman phenom Marvin Bagley III continues playing at such an elite level? Bagley has seven double-doubles through the first nine games of his collegiate career. The 6-foot-11 forward is shooting 59.8 percent from the floor, and has even canned four treys thus far this season. Add in a stacked roster with fellow freshman big man Wendell Carter, Jr., as well as the most hated player in America in the form of Grayson Allen, and the Blue Devils appear to be just as good as advertised. Duke is No. 1 in the nation and currently sits at 8-0 after dispatching of Texas, Florida and Indiana in successive matchups.
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The freshman sensation Sexton scored 40 points Sunday for the Tide in an 89-84 loss to Minnesota in the Championship of the Barclays Center Classic. In a bizarre twist, a near brawl saw about half of the Alabama team ejected from the game for leaving the bench during the fracas. Due to an additional injury and foul woes, the Tide played the final 13 minutes of the game with just three players, Sexton being one of them. In one or the more valiant comeback efforts you will see, Sexton scored nearly half of his team's points in the contest but could not get the shorthanded Tide all the way over the hump. Sexton is averaging 25.2 points,