The No. 15 Spartans look to close out the year with a victory, before traveling to Oklahoma City for a showdown with the No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners on Jan. 4.
MSU (8-2) easily took care of Jacksonville State on Saturday, cruising to a 76-52 victory. Sophomore guard Chris Hill led the team in scoring with 14 points.
Sophomore guard Kelvin Torbert chipped in 13 points, as did senior forward Al Anagoyne.
The Spartans return to action at the Breslin Center on Monday against the Toledo Rockets in the last game of 2002. The Spartans will than kickoff the New Year in the All-College Classic against a Sooners team (6-2) that fell to Mississippi State 54-45 on Saturday.
Toledo (6-4) should prove to be a viable opponent, despite coming off a 94-68 loss at the hands of St. Bonaventure on Saturday.
Before the loss, the Rockets wheeled off five-straight wins and showed signs of their offense starting to come around.
During the month of December the Rockets have been averaging 81.0 points per game, after scoring just 55 ppg in the month of November.
The Rockets are led in scoring by a fine pair of guards in Nick Moore and Keith Triplett, who are averaging 15.8 and 15.6 points per game, respectively.
Triplett was the lone bright spot for the Rockets in Saturday's matchup, pouring in 23 points, six rebounds and tying a career-high five steals.
Monday's game also marks the return of Toledo head coach Stan Joplin to MSU. Joplin, who was an assistant coach at MSU from 1990-96, before taking over the Toledo job, will try to guide his team into a hostile, Breslin Center.
In his seven years at Toledo, Joplin turned around Rockets into a competitive contender in the Mid-American Conference. His career record stands at 109-77.
The last time these two teams met was Nov. 1999, the Rockets were spanked 78-33 by MSU, who eventually took home the national championship that season.
This year the Rockets are looking for a little redemption. Tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m.