Tom Izzo scheduled a schedule where Michigan State would play North Carolina on Friday and then Duke on Tuesday.
The Spartans outrebounded North Carolina and went 2-for-20 from distance in the loss.
“We’ll have to continue to rebound better and play better in transition,’’ Izzo said. “We had that one poor stretch. We needed to get home, watch some film and be in our own surroundings.
"This is like an NBA trip. It’s a tough trip. But we got home and got some rest.’’