SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Gonzaga got a fairly easy victory in their season-opener against Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.
The Zags (1-0) take a big step up in opponent quality on Tuesday when they play at No. 2 Michigan State (1-0).
The Zags and Spartans have three times previously, in some memorable games. Gonzaga lost to Michigan State in a 1997 tournament in East Lansing. The teams met in the Sweet 16 in 2001, with Michigan State winning 77-62.
In 2005, they played in the Maui Classic, with Adam Morrison leading Gonzaga to a 109-106 triple overtime victory in an instant classic.