The Michigan State Spartans are in action Sunday night when Florida Gulf Coast comes to the Breslin Center.
This will be MUS’s campus game for the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament. The Spartans are playing their second straight home game and their final home game in the month of November. This tournament includes Louisville, St. John’s, Baylor, Wichita State, and Old Dominion.
Here is the bracket for the tournament:
But before that officially begins Wednesday, the Spartans get to face FGCU tonight. This is the second meeting between MSU and FGCU as they previously met in the 2009-10 season opener.
MSU is coming off an impressive 100-53 win over Mississippi Valley State on Friday. Star freshman Miles Bridges scored 21 of his 24 points in the first half, grabbed 11 rebounds and had six assists in his home debut.
Nick Ward, another one of MSU’s highly touted freshmen, had 18 points on 8-of-8 shooting and eight rebounds. MSU’s freshmen are averaging a combined 36.7 points, 19.6 rebounds and 82.3 minutes per game.
Here is everything you will need to watch and follow the game.
Florida Gulf Coast (1-2) at Michigan State (1-2)
Game Time: 7 p.m. EST
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
TV: Big Ten Network
Announcers: Wayne Randazzo (Play by Play) and Jon Crispin (Analyst)
Radio: Spartan Sports Network with Will Tieman (Play by Play) and Matt Steigenga (Analyst).
Odds: MSU is a 15-point favorite.
Prediction: This is a little more tricky than your average cupcake game. FGCU has been a quality program recently that’s had some big upsets in the NCAA Tournament. They’re also coming off a narrow 81-72 loss at Baylor, who is a solid top-2 team this year.
Still, this is a game MSU has no business losing in the Breslin Center. It will be competitive throughout, but Bridges and Ward should do enough damage in the paint to carry MSU to a 78-65 win.