As we roll into the month of November and Michigan State gets it's exhibition games out of the way it's finally time for basketball season in East Lansing.

The Spartans look to make waves in the Big Ten and go deep in the NCAA tournament after a disappointing loss to Middle Tennessee State in the first round of last year's Dance.

The Spartans find themselves in an unusual situation with four phenom freshman on the roster, one of whom (Miles Bridges) has cracked the starting five. Bridges started with McQuaid, Goins, Nairn, and Harris in both exhibition games so far.

With Arizona on the docket Friday in Hawai'i and a very difficult schedule coming just this month with Kentucky, Duke and possibly VCU, Izzo knows his guys will be under some pressure early in the year.

In terms of Michigan State's first opponent Arizona has multiple players on their roster in the seven foot category, Michigan State's tallest player is Ben Carter at 6-9, who is also injured. Needless to say size will be an issue early and often for the Spartans.

The #12 Michigan State Spartans open their 2016-17 campaign against the 10th ranked Arizona Wildcats on Friday in the Armed Forces Classic in Honolulu, catch all the action on your home for Spartan Sports, Classic Rock 94.9 WMMQ and Lansing's Big Talker 1240 WJIM,