No. 4 Michigan State stunned at home by unranked James Madison

No. 4 Michigan State was upset 79-76 in overtime by unranked James Madison in their college basketball season opener Monday. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Spartans become the first AP top-5 team to drop their season opener to an unranked opponent since 2005 when they did it against Hawaii, per ESPN. It also marks their first November home loss since 1986.
  • Terrence Edwards Jr. paced the Dukes with 24 points while T.J. Bickerstaff added 21 and 14 rebounds. Raekwon Horton’s 3-pointer with 8.6 seconds remaining in overtime proved to be the difference.
  • Michigan State guard Tyson Walker led all scorers with 35 points but no other Spartan starter had double-digit production. Tom Izzo’s team struggled from the 3-point line, finishing 1-for-20 beyond the arc, and hit only 62 percent of its free throws.
  • The Spartans will look to rebound against Southern Indiana on Thursday while the Dukes face Kent State that same night.

This story will be updated.

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