Dec. 3 Hoops Practice Insider

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- It was back to basics for Michigan State Monday following a grueling stretch of games in November. The Spartans will look to take advantage of two full practice days prior to Wednesday's home game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, while coach Tom Izzo put his team through a tough session Monday afternoon.

Spartan Tailgate was in the house and has all the highlights, including:

**Assistant coach Dane Fife's insight regarding Keith Appling as a team leader.

**Brandan Kearney's steady surge and confidence boost

**Russell Byrd's lackluster start and shooting slump

**New habits for Branden Dawson

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Dec. 3 Hoops Practice Insider

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