It's been a long time coming for Javon Bess, but over a month after undergoing surgery on his right foot, the freshman guard will make his debut on Wednesday against Oakland.
With the game well in hand early in the second half, the biggest story of the night became whether or not senior forward Branden Dawson would score his 1000th career point at MSU.
At halftime, MSU leads Oakland, 44-31.
Senior guard Travis Trice started things off for the Spartans with a three from the corner on an inbounds play.
As a response to the decision, about 50 students, faculty members and members of the community came together outside of the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on Saturday morning to protest before commencement began.