November 13th, 2017

A year ago, Michigan State was taking its lumps on the biggest stages possible.The Spartans lost against Arizona in Hawaii in a season-opening showcase. Then, they flew across an ocean and a continent to lose decisively to Kentucky in the Champions Classic, the sport’s most prestigious early season event. Two weeks later, they headed to Duke for the same result. The stretch humbled a young team that came in with a vaunted freshman class.