Michigan State basketball has begun the 2022-23 season with a 5-2 record and if you predicted that before the year, you need to go out and buy a lottery ticket immediately. No one saw this coming with the gauntlet of games the Spartans had.
They played Gonzaga, Kentucky, Villanova, Alabama, and Oregon already and they’re getting set to head to South Bend to face a 5-1 Notre Dame team.
Will Michigan State pick up its sixth win in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge on Wednesday night or will the Irish figure out a way to beat the short-handed Spartans?
Let’s get bold ahead of this year’s Big Ten-ACC Challenge.
3. Pierre Brooks scores a career-high
Pierre Brooks began the season with a 14-point showing against Northern Arizona, a career-high in points for the sophomore wing. He followed that up with some quiet showings due to not-so-hot shooting, but he’s responded to that stretch with back-to-back career-high scoring games against Oregon and Portland.
In both games, Brooks scored 15 points and looked like a star.
Brooks is going to be in the starting lineup once again with Jaden Akins likely out and he’s going to follow up career games with yet another one, scoring 16 points with five rebounds.
The sophomore is going to make four 3-pointers for a second straight game, adding two clutch second-chance buckets as well. He’s going to keep the offense humming after it scored 78 against a pesky Portland team.