The Spartans lost 65-58 at Boston College on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, being out rebounded for the first time all season.
Jared Dudley for the Eagles was lights-out from the floor, shooting 10-of-13 from the field including 3-of-3 from three for 30 points. He single handedly kept the Spartans trailing the entire game and MSU could only watch.
After scoring at least 20 points in his previous four games, Drew Neitzel was held scoreless in the first half against the Eagles and finished with 12 points on the night.
Goran Suton had a career game scoring 18 points and grabbing 9 rebounds to keep his team within reach in the second half.
Returning an experienced team of three seniors and two juniors, the Braves feature a potent offense having four of five starters in double figures.
Showing a strong defense so far this season, the Spartans will be put to the test with so many different Braves scorers.
Spartan turnovers were a problem once again against Boston College and have been all season. The Eagles turned those mistakes into points and Tom Izzo stresses that his team needs to hold onto the ball to be successful.
Starting out their December schedule, the Spartans will look to get off on the right track as they have seven games remaining before Big Ten Conference play starts on January 4 at Iowa.