Texas Southern vs. Michigan State: Spartans host Tigers in home opener

Kevin C. Cox

The Michigan State Spartans open their home schedule against the Texas Southern Tigers Sunday afternoon.

No. 21 Michigan State faces off with the Texas Southern Tigers of the SWAC Sunday in the Spartans' home opener.

Texas Southern marks Michigan State's first opponent not of a power conference, as the Spartans have faced the Connecticut Huskies and Kansas Jayhawks in their first two games of the season. It is the first of four non-power conference opponents before they travel to play the Miami Hurricanes on Nov. 28.

Guard Keith Appling has led Michigan State in scoring through the first two games, averaging 18 points per contest and adding 3.5 assists as well. Freshman Gary Harris has averaged 14.5 points to begin his NCAA career, while senior Derrick Nix leads the team in rebounding with 9.5 per game.

Texas Southern enters Sunday's contest at 1-2 after road losses to Boise State and Northwestern to begin the season. Raymond Penn is the leading scorer for the Tigers with 18.3 points and four assists per game.

Michigan State has not lost a home opener since 1975.

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Location: Breslin Center, East Lansing, Mich.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.