On a day where mid press conference Michigan State dropped out of the AP top 25, Tom Izzo addressed the media talking about a grueling opening to his 2016-17 season.

After a stretch of three games in three days it would appear the end is in sight for Michigan State. After their road contest at Duke in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge seven of their next eight games are at the Breslin Center

With Duke (#5 in the latest AP Poll) coming up, Tom Izzo mentioned how this would be a "bucket list" win to get a victory in the always hostile Cameron Indoor Stadium. His player reciprocated those thoughts.

Interestingly enough both of those players were asked where the toughest venue they had played in their careers thus far had been. Both said Iowa. It's a safe bet that will change after Tuesday.

Michigan State hits the road for a Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup against Duke on Tuesday. Tip off it at 9:30 P.M. and you can catch all the action on your home for Spartan Sports, Classic Rock 94.9 WMMQ and Lansing's Big Talker 1240 WJIM.