Michigan State freshman Gary Harris returned to the court during the Spartans 67-59 loss to the Miami Hurricanes on Wednesday. Despite the Spartans loss, Harris said he had no limitations in his first game back from a sprained shoulder.
Harris came off the bench to score 12 points and pull down eight rebounds in 25 minutes of play. He said he felt no pain in his shoulder and that he "really wasn't thinking about it at all." Harris admitted his conditioning was not where it needs to be in his first game back after eight days off.
Despite the insistence from Harris that his injury was not a concern, coach Tom Izzo maintains that Harris is "not anywhere near 100 percent."
Sophomore Travis Trice also returned to the lineup for Michigan State after suffering a concussion in the season opener. He went three-for-three from beyond the arc and scored nine points in 12 minutes.
The Spartans (5-2) host Nicholls State on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 12:00 p.m. ET.