MSU vs. McNeese State: Preview/Game Thread

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

This time, it counts.

Your Michigan State Spartans vs. the McNeese State Cowboys
Jack Breslin Student Events Center - East Lansing, Mich.
Nov. 8, 2013, 7 P.M.

TV: BTN replay at 9:30 p.m. on Monday
Online streaming: BTN.com ($)
RadioSpartan Sports Network

The basketball counts this time, but we still don't get to watch it on TV, for some reason. MSU opens the regular season against McNeese State. MSU has actually lost its past two openers, but those were on aircraft carriers or in Germany.


McNeese State is in the Southland Conference. In 2011, they won the regular season title and reached the NIT. In 2012, they were a participant in the CBI. Last season, they went 14-17. From the MSU notes:
McNeese State junior guard Kevin Hardy and junior forward Desharick Guidry have been named to the 2013-14 All-Southland Conference men's basketball preseason second team ... Hardy was a member of the 2013 SLC All-Defense Team and enters the year with 94 career steals ... Senior guard Ledrick Eackles is the son of former NBA player Ledell Eackles ... Guidry led the Cowboys in scoring (12.6 ppg) and rebounding (7.5 rpg) last season, ranking 14th in the conference and seventh in rebounding.
The Cowboys are No. 285 in KenPom (No. 284 in offense and No. 283 in defense). Last year, they were No. 237 in adjusted tempo (64.8). Just about the only thing they were notably good at was not turning the ball over on offense. They mostly play man-to-man defense.

MSU has a 99 percent chance of winning, per KP, and the projected score is 78-53.

This is also the Game Thread. No links to illegal game streams, no slurs, and please don't feed the trolls.

GO GREEN, GO WHITE, BEAT McNEESE STATE
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Only Colors

You must be a member of The Only Colors to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Only Colors. You should read them.

Join The Only Colors

You must be a member of The Only Colors to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Only Colors. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker