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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