Early in season, Michigan State is showing it can play with some of the nation’s elites

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The Detroit News

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Playing a non-conference schedule as difficult as the one Michigan State is in the midst of comes with its share of risk. Losing games can sometimes become contagious, and the early slate has been and will continue to be a challenge. Start sliding in the wrong direction and it can send a team into a spiral that is difficult to pull out of. However, win a couple — especially early in the stretch — and things start to look not nearly as daunting. And, as the Spartans have done with victories over Kentucky and Villanova — and even in the one-point loss to Gonzaga — a certain…

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