Found November 21, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Keith Appling
TEAMS:
Who: No. 1 Michigan State Spartans (4-0) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (3-1) What: Coaches vs. Cancer Classic When: Friday, Nov. 22 (9:30 p.m.) Where: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center) Fun Fact: First meeting Michigan State and Virginia Tech will play for the first time ever on Friday. Matchup to Watch For: Adreian Payne vs. Virginia Tech frontcourt With the uncertainty on who will emerge at the center position for the Spartans, one thing is for sure in the Spartans’ frontline: MSU big man Adreian Payne is having a monster of a season so far. Payne, a senior, is averaging 17.5 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game while shooting 51 percent from the field and 40 percent from the 3-point line. His ability to stretch the floor has been an issue for defenses, and his height and long wing-span is troubling opponents in the post. On Friday, however, Payne will be going against a very athletic Hokies frontcourt that has three players — Cadarian Raines, Trevor Thompson and Joey Van Zegeren — ...
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