Michigan State Basketball Gameday: Georgia matchup to yield large muster test

October 29, 2017 - Basketballs

GAME INFORMATION 

Who: Michigan State vs. Georgia 
When: 2 p.m. 
Where: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan 
TV: None 
Radio: Spartan Sports Network, WJIM-AM (1240)/WMMQ-FM (94.9) in Lansing, WJR-AM (760) in Detroit. 
Twitter: Follow Kyle Austin  

GAME NOTES 

* Sunday will mark Georgia’s first muster game. The Bulldogs went 19-15 final year and competent for a NIT, though lapse 4 of 5 starters and 9 of their tip 10 scorers from that team. 

* Georgia is led by Michigan local Yante Maten, who was voted a SEC preseason actor of a year progressing this month. The 6-foot-8, 243-pound brazen averaged 18.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per diversion final year, sharpened 51.9 percent from a field. 

* The Bulldogs have dual Michigan locals on their roster: Maten and youth brazen Mike Edward, who is from Westland. Maten received a scholarship offer from Michigan State late in his recruiting process, though opted to leave a state for Georgia, a module that had been recruiting him longer. 

* Georgia’s operations coordinator, Matt Bucklin, is Tom Izzo’s nephew. The dual formerly faced one another in a opening diversion of a 2015 NCAA Tournament, before that Izzo joked “To ruin with him right now, he’s not partial of a family right now. He’ll be partial of a family after a game.” 

* The deduction from Sunday’s diversion will be separate equally between a dual schools and then donated to assistance whirly service efforts. Georgia will present a share to a American Red Cross of Georgia, and Michigan State will present a apportionment to Red Cross – International Services.

PRE-GAME LINKS 

Tom Izzo says Georgia should give Michigan State a good preseason test 
Xavier Tillman earnings to Grand Rapids amid clever preseason for Michigan State 
Michigan State survives shock from Ferris State to win muster opener 
It’s not easy to stir Tom Izzo, though Jaren Jackson did in his Michigan State debut 

source ⦿ http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2017/10/michigan_state_basketball_game_153.html

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