On Saturday, the 15th ranked Michigan State basketball team welcomed Louisiana-Lafayette to the Breslin Center in what would be the Spartans fourth game in the last eight days.
Michigan State was once again playing very thin at the guard position with both Gary Harris and Travis Trice sitting out of another game.
In this game, the Spartans once again got off to another slow start and were trailing the Cajuns 13-20 in the early going. Louisiana freshman forward Shawn Long played a big part in this as he got off to a hot start, scoring 14 points in the first half.
However, Michigan State eventually got their feet under them and received a big boost from sophomore guard Brandan Kearney, who came off the bench and scored 8 points in the first half to help the Spartans take a 33-27 lead into the half.
“I thought we got a lot our of Brandan Kearney,” Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo said. “He was one of the bright spots of the day.”
In the second half, Louisiana continued to hang around...