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"That's why you come to Michigan State"

Big-time schedule helps bring excitement, players to East Lansing ... at least, that's what they say heading into a season with some high-profile games on the docket.

Big-time nonconference games are not a new thing to Michigan State basketball. In fact, it is the expectation of playing high-profile opponents that draws players to play for Tom Izzo. At least, that's what many Spartans said about facing Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgetown this season. Adreian Payne: "That's why I came here to play in big games and play a tough schedule and to play the best... Recommended Stories