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Preview/Game Thread: MSU vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

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YOUR MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS vs. THE ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF GOLDEN LIONS
December 5, 2012, 8 p.m. ET

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

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

The slate of nonconference cupcakes continues, so not much of a preview, because this shouldn't be too interesting of a game.

For the MSU side of things, check out KJ's piece on small sample sizes and what they mean so far.

The most notable thing about the Golden Lions is their ferociously awesome logo.

At 1-6, KenPom has then at No. 337 out of 347. The lone win came over Maryland Eastern Shore. Their nonconference schedule is certainly about making money, based on the opponents: San Diego State, Washington State, Arizona State and Oregon are their last four opponents. They don't play a home nonconference game.

Honestly, they're not particularly good at anything. They're not in the top 100 in any advanced stat except defensive steal%, which is right at No. 100.

Some players to watch include Lazabian Jackson (12.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.7 steals) and DaVon Haynes (11.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 0.7 blocks)

This game will mostly be about MSU continuing to work out kinks and figure out a rotation.

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 ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF!