Tom Izzo is finally reaping the rewards of being able to be home and play close to a "normal" schedule.

Things like having multiple days to prep and full practice sessions instead of quick walkthroughs are luxuries not afforded to a team that went all around the country and beyond for the first month or so of the season.

Now in the month of December the Spartans have six of their seven games (including Oral Roberts who they beat) at home in the Breslin Center. Their only road game is the Big Ten opener against Minnesota.

In regards to his personnel, freshman phenom Miles Bridges is going to be out for a while with his ankle injury. Izzo said during the press conference he is still in a boot.

In his place, Kyle Aherns scored six points as a starter in 22 minutes, but it was the play of some of the other freshmen, namely Cassius Winston (15 points, 9 assists in 26 minutes) and Nick Ward (24 points, 10 rebounds in 26 minutes) coming off the bench that sparked the team to a victory over upset-minded Oral Roberts.

The Spartans have two games to look forward to this week, Youngstown State comes into town Tuesday and Tennessee Tech plays MSU on Saturday. You can catch all the action on your home for Spartan sports, Classic Rock 94.9 WMMQ and Lansing's Big Talker 1240 WJIM-AM.