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Preview/Game Thread: MSU vs. Nicholls State

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YOUR MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS vs. THE NICHOLLS STATE COLONELS
December 1, 2012, Noon ET

Location: Jack Breslin Student Events Center - East Lansing, Mich.

TV: BTN
Radio: Spartan Sports Network
Online streaming: BTN2GO

Not going to be much of a preview here, with it being a noon Saturday game that MSU shouldn't have much trouble in.

The Colonels have only played three games on the season and sit at 1-2 with a win over New Orleans. They lost to Vandy by 15 and to Missouri by 20. KenPom has them at No. 303 in the nation and predicts an 80-54 MSU win.

This teams plays slow (adj. eff of 94.5), but is fairly effective on the offensive end. Their eFG% of 52.9 is No. 50 in the country. They shoot 52.9 percent on 2s and 35.3 percent on 3s.

But their defense isn't much. Opponents have an eFG% of 55.2, including 50 percent on 3s. NSU is pretty low in terms of OR%, so there should be plenty of second chances to be had.

Players to watch include Fred Hunter (21.7 points, 6.7 rebounds), T.J. Carpenter (12 points, 3 rebounds) and Sam McBeath (12 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3 assists).

This is also the open thread: If you're new here, welcome! We have but three rules: No links to illegal game streams (we like not being sued), no slurs (no bigotry please and thank you), and be cool to one another (we're all on the same team here, even if some us have different ideas about how to run said team).

GO GREEN, GO WHITE, BEAT NICHOLLS STATE!