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Michigan State Spartans vs North Carolina Tar Heels Game Thread

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The Spartans get another major early-season test.

NCAA Basketball: DePaul at Michigan State Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

THe Michigan State Spartans are set to face the North Carolina Tar Heels in the PK80 Victory Bracket Championship.

Sophomore wing Miles Bridges, who missed the first game of the PK80 Tournament against DePaul with a sprained ankle, returned to action and scored six points and had eight rebounds against UCONN. He is set to play tonight against the Tar Heels, who come into this game ranked in the top 10 with an undefeated mark and fresh off their championship-winning season last April.

Michigan State, ranked in the top five of both major polls, enters the game with a 4-1 overall record, and the lone defeat was to No. 1 Duke.

The game against North Carolina will mark the 16th all-time meeting between the schools. The Tar Heels lead the head-to-head series, 12-3, and have won the last seven meetings. The last win for the Spartans in the series was a 77-64 decision in November 2000.

Let’s go Spartans!