As No. 1 Kentucky prepares to battle No. 2 Michigan State in the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday night in Chicago (7:30 p.m., ESPN), how much do we know about the Spartans?
MSU returns a veteran roster from a team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 last season for Coach Tom Izzo.
Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press assessed the Spartans' roster player by player with a story and photo gallery published Friday before Michigan State opened its season with a 98-56 win over McNeese State in East Lansing, Mich.
Read Rexrode's Michigan State scouting report here to help get set for Tuesday's showdown in the Windy City.