Tickets For Michigan State-Georgia Charity Match To Go On Sale This Afternoon
Michigan State announced on Monday that it's basketball team will play Georgia on Sunday, Oct. 29 in an exhibition match. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI.
Tickets will go on sale this afternoon at 3 p.m. and will cost $17.50. Fans can purchase them at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices, online via Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
All procedes from the game will help fund relief and awareness from this summer's hurricanes. Specifically, the money will go to the American Red Cross to aide efforts in Georgia and Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn Jr.'s home, The Bahamas.
"This is a great opportunity for our programs to help make an impact with the relief and rebuilding efforts that were affected by this summer's hurricanes," MSU Head Coach Tom Izzo said in the written announcement.
The game itself bodes well for MSU, which the USA Today Coaches Preseason poll ranked No. 2 in the country. In media statements on Tuesday, Izzo implied sophomore Miles Bridges is the only surefire starter in his lineup so far.
Georgia's team features Michigan native and Southeastern Conference Co-Player of the year, Yante Maten.
"With our fans headed to Jacksonville, the only option to really help was to play a road game," Georgia head Coach Mark Fox said in a statement.
Fox mentioned many schools offered to help short notice before ultimately setting up the game with MSU.
This will be Izzo's third trip to the Van Andel and his first time playing there since 2006.