Arizona calls a timeout here, trailing 9-0 with 16:25 left in the first half.
Oh my. Throw it down, big man. Michigan State jumps out to an early 9-0 lead and Arizona calls a timeout.
Michigan State leads 7-0 early.
Hmm... Michigan State looking strong so far. Arizona ... not so much.
Markkanen overthrows Allen on the pass and UA is called for backcourt violation.
Well that's not the best way to start.
No changes in starters for Miller's squad: Parker Jackson-Cartwright, Kadeem Allen, Rawle Alkins, Lauri Markkanen and Dusan Ristic.
Michigan State wins the tipoff.
Aaaaand we're underway! Welcome to the 2016-17 college basketball season!
Jay Bilas with the lei on! Gotta love that.
Looks like tipoff will actually be more like 5:08-ish.
Hello my fellow fan-chat friends! Thanks for joining me on this lovely Friday evening. We've got just a few minutes until tipoff, so let's get our final score predictions going. My guess (and I really have no idea what to expect, so bare with me): Arizona 73, Michigan State 68. What do you all think the final score will be? Let me know!