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Michigan State basketball rolls past North Florida 98-66 in season opener Spartan Tailgate
Behind a suffocating defensive effort and dominating performance in the paint, No. 2 Michigan State beat North Florida 98-66 in the season opener Friday at Breslin Center. MSU went just 3-for-12 from 3-point range but still shot 57.4 percent from the field in the win. With the outside shot not falling, the Spartans pounded the ball inside and attacked the rim. As a result, they scored 75 of their 98 points in the paint or at the free throw line, where they went 25-for-32.

Michigan State cruises past North Florida in season-opener MLive
The No. 2 team in the country lived up to its ranking in its first public showing. And it looks ready to face the No. 1 team in the country in four days. No. 22 Michigan State cruised past North Florida, 98-66, in its season opener on Friday night at the Breslin Center.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s win over North Florida Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on Michigan State’s 98-66 season-opening win over North Florida on Friday night.

Takeaways from Michigan State’s opening win over North Florida, 98-66 Detroit Free Press
A season full of potential and promise. Stars at every position. And yet, when it comes down to Michigan State basketball, it begins with defense. Always has, and this season did in abundance.
 
MSU gets in the zone early, crushes North Florida Detroit News
Excitement and anticipation flowed through the Breslin Center crowd on Friday night as No. 2 Michigan State opened its season against North Florida. The Spartans left nothing in doubt, dominating both ends of the floor to beat North Florida 98-66.
 
No. 2 Michigan State Beats North Florida, 98-66 Michigan State Official Site
Sophomore guard/forward Miles Bridges scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds to lead five players in double figures as No. 2 Michigan State beat North Florida, 98-66, in the season opener for both schools on Friday night at Breslin Center. Michigan State improves to 1-0 with the win, while North Florida falls to 0-1.
 
First-half run shows Michigan State at its best in season-opener MLive
For a brief moment, it looked like North Florida might just shoot its way into a game with Michigan State. The Ospreys hit three early 3-pointers against the Spartans on Friday night in both teams’ season-opener at the Breslin Center. The third of those tied the game at 13 just under four minutes in. Then, over a dominant next stretch, Michigan State showed why it’s been heralded as a national title contender.
 
MSU flashes its potential in blowout win over North Florida in season opener State News
MSU beat North Florida 98-66 in the Spartans season opener Friday night at the Breslin Center. The team dominated from start to finish, leading by as many as 29 points in the first half, and by as many as 39 after the intermission.