March 22, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo (right) instructs guard Keith Appling (11) during the first half in the semifinals of the west region of the 2012 NCAA men

Michigan State, Big Ten release 2012-13 basketball schedule


The Big Ten and the Michigan State Spartans released its 2012-13conference and non-conference schedules, respectively, on Thursday.

Spartans fans may either hate or love the non-conference schedule because Michigan State will play a couple of tough games leading up to conference place in 2012. Non-conference games for the Spartans includes Kansas, Connecticut and Texas.

Here is a look at the schedule…hat tip to the Detroit Free Press.

Full schedule:

October

Tues. 30 NORTHWOOD (FL.) (Exhib.)

November

Fri. 2 ST. CLOUD STATE (Exhib.)

Fri. 9 vs. Connecticut (Armed Forces Classic) at Ramstein Air Base, Germany

Tues. 13 vs. Kansas (Champions Classic) at Atlanta

Spartan Showcase

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Sun. 18 TEXAS SOUTHERN

Tues. 20 BOISE STATE

Fri. 23 OAKLAND

Sun. 25 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE

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Wed. 28 at Miami (Fla.) (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)

December

Sat. 1 NICHOLLS STATE

Wed. 5 ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF

Sat. 8 LOYOLA (CHICAGO)

Jenison Weekend

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Fri. 14 MICHIGAN STATE ALUMNI GAME (Jenison Fieldhouse)

Sat. 15 TUSKEGEE (Jenison Fieldhouse)

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Tues. 18 at Bowling Green

Sat. 22 TEXAS

Mon. 31 at Minnesota

January

Sat. 5 PURDUE

Thurs. 10 at Iowa

Sun. 13 NEBRASKA

Wed. 16 at Penn State

Sat. 19 OHIO STATE

Tues. 22 at Wisconsin

Sun. 27 at Indiana

Thurs. 31 ILLINOIS

February

Wed. 6 MINNESOTA

Sat. 9 at Purdue

Tues. 12 MICHIGAN

Sat. 16 at Nebraska

Tues. 19 INDIANA

Sun. 24 at Ohio State

March

Sat./Sun. 2/3 at Michigan

Thurs. 7 WISCONSIN

Sun. 10 NORTHWESTERN

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