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Michigan State Basketball: Tennessee Tech Preview and Gamethread

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Michigan State Spartans vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
Breslin Center - East Lansing, MI
Start time: 6:00pm (EST)
TV: BTN
Radio: Spartan Sports Network radio

Tennessee Tech (0-4) scouting report and match-up preview:

AP (NR), USA/Coaches (NR), Kenpom (319)

TTU has lost each of their first four games to start the season: at Memphis (KP 108), against Presbyterian (KP 300), at Savannah St (KP 343), and at UNC (KP 3). They struggle in just about every aspect of the game, especially offensively, but can hang their hat on the fact that they don’t give up a lot of trips to the line for their opponents. Their best offensive player is Micaiah Henry a 6’9” big man, who does all of his work on the interior, and is pretty good at it (123 Ortg - the only player on the roster with Ortg over 110), they also have a couple of guards to keep an eye on in Jr Clay (gets to the ft line, and makes his fts), and Corey Tillery (has taken 31 3pt attempts - only 26%).

Prediction:

MSU 85 TTU 60

The Spartans should roll to a straightforward win against one of the least-strong teams in the nation (even sans Nick Ward), the question is by how much, and how our freshmen look in their final tune-up before the Vegas games.

Make game-thread go now!