Michigan State to host Tuskegee at Jenison Field House

Michigan State basketball is returning to Jenison Field House. The Spartans will play Tuskegee University in the arena they called home for a half a century on Saturday, Dec. 15, the school announced Tuesday.

[MSUSpartans.com: Basketball returns to Jenison Field House]

Tom Izzo’s team will play the game there because it’s the 50th anniversary season of one of the arena’s finest moments, when Mississippi State, consisting entirely of white players, defied a state prohibition against playing integrated teams and faced Loyola, which started four African-Americans, in the 1963 NCAA Tournament Mideast Region semifinals.

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The game against Tuskegee will mark the first for Michigan State at Jenison Field House since 1989.

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Todd on 8/8/2012 @ 9:44pm EDT Said:

MSU has best basketball team in B1G over the last 20 years. Amazing story