BRESLIN CENTER â€” As expected, Gary Harris is back in MSU’s starting lineup today and the experiment with Adreian Payne playing alongside Derrick Nix inside is over.
Branden Dawson is starting at power forward.
Nicholls State is undersized and greatly undermanned. The Colonels are without their best player, it turns out, 22-point scorer Fred Hunter, with an undisclosed injury.
They are already missing 12-point scorer Dantrell Thomas (eligibility).
I’ll be back with analysis at halftime.