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Tigers confident about Spartans match-up

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Head Coach Josh Pastner is not worried about Saturday's match-up. Head Coach Josh Pastner is not worried about Saturday's match-up.
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AUBURN HILLS, MI -

(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Tigers are gearing up for another big game Saturday when they will take on the Michigan State Spartans.

When the game begins, you may find it harder to spot Memphis fans in the stands. That is because it will basically be like a home game for the Spartans. Michigan State is only about 75 miles from Auburn Hills.

But Memphis is road-tested this season, going 9-1 away from FedExForum. The Tigers are not worried about a hostile environment, in fact, they say...Bring it on!

"We've been a very good on the road. So we're going to need to be great on the road tomorrow," said Memphis Head Coach Josh Pastner.

"We like going into hostile environments, like the us against the world mentality. Playing for the guys next to us, and our coaching staff. It'll be a great game," agreed Tigers forward D.J. Stephens.

"We've been a really good road team this year, so we want them to fill it up, 17,000, however many it seats," said Tigers' guard Joe Jackson.

"Their fans or supporters, whatever you wanna call them, they don't have anything to do with the game," added Geron Johnson, Tigers' guard. "When you're out there, you're zoned out. We're gonna take care of business tomorrow."

Saturday's game tips off at about 1:45 p.m. at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

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