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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