After traveling over 9500 miles to play in their first two games, the Michigan State basketball team finally returned home to Breslin Center on Sunday to take on Texas Southern in the 2012-2013 season home-opener.
The game was part of this year’s Spartan Showcase, which is a five-team round-ribbon event that also features Boise State, Oakland, and Louisiana-Lafayette. All teams that Michigan State will play later this week.
As for the game on Sunday, it served as the second time in series history that Michigan State and Texas Southern clashed on the court. The last time being last year when the Spartans demolished the Tigers 76-41.
This year, similar things shook out as Michigan State jumped on top early and never looked back. Freshman Gary Harris poured in 14 points in the first half to help the Spartans build a 40-19 lead at the break.
In the second half, Michigan State continued to build on their lead and eventually closed out the game 69-41.
Branden Dawson throws down a dunk...