Nov. 2 in East Lansing, Mich.
85-82 (2 OT) (exhibition)
The Spartans, who were ranked No. 8 in the preseason AP poll, suffered an early blow to their reputation by dropping an exhibition in at a sold-out Breslin Center. L.J. Kilgore, the Lakers senior who held MSU star Drew Neitzel (pictured) to 3-of-15 shooting, said, "You could just see everybody in the crowd's mouths wide open. Like, 'Wow, Michigan State just got beat by this Division II basketball team.'"