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#2 Michigan State Spartans (10-1)


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vs. SoUt 
W 88-63
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@ Oak 
W 86-73
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No. 2 Michigan State in fine-tuning mode

(TSX / STATS) -- An in-state rival gave them a big scare. Now the second-ranked Michigan State Spartans want to iron out some issues before their Big Ten conference schedule begins in earnest.

The Spartans face four unheralded nonconference opponents the remainder of the month, beginning with Houston Baptist on Monday. Michigan State defeated Oakland 86-73 at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena on Saturday, requiring a 17-5 late run to put away the Golden Grizzlies.

"We just need time to get better and yet statistically, it doesn't say that," Spartans coach Tom Izzo said. "I just didn't think we were as smooth as we needed to be. I do think we have a lot higher ceiling. That's the good news."

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Leaders
Points: M. Bridges15.1
Rebounds: J. Jackson Jr.7.7
Assists: C. Winston6.4
FG%: N. Ward63.6%
FT%: J. Jackson Jr.83.0%
3P%: C. Winston58.3%
Steals: C. Winston0.9
Blocks: J. Jackson Jr.3.1
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova11-0
2 Michigan State10-1
3 Wichita State8-2
4 Duke11-1
5 Arizona State10-0
6 Miami (FL)9-0
7 North Carolina10-1
8 Kentucky9-1
9 Texas A&M9-1
10 Xavier10-1
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova11-0
2 Michigan State10-1
3 Wichita State8-2
4 Duke11-1
5 Kentucky9-1
6 Arizona State10-0
7 North Carolina10-1
8 Miami (FL)9-0
9 Xavier10-1
10 Texas A&M9-1
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Big Ten Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
2 Michigan State 2-0 10-1
17 Purdue 2-0 11-2
Ohio State 2-0 9-3
Maryland 1-1 10-3
Michigan 1-1 10-3
Minnesota 1-1 9-3
Penn State 1-1 9-3
Northwestern 1-1 8-4
Nebraska 1-1 7-5
Indiana 1-1 6-5
Wisconsin 1-1 5-7
Rutgers 0-2 10-3
Illinois 0-2 8-5
Iowa 0-2 6-6
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 80.7 (75)
Rebounds: 12.7 (53)
Assists: 18.7 (16)
FG%: 49.1% (41)
FT%: 71.3% (151)
3P%: 38.3% (75)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 62.4 (20)
Rebounds: 31.1 (7)
Assists: 11.6 (72)
FG%: 33.3% (1)
FT%: 70.2% (183)
3P%: 36.4% (248)
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