Spartans upset by UConn in Armed Forces Classic

Updated: November 9, 2012, 11:13 PM ET
Associated Press

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Another unusual setting for the opening game, another loss for Michigan State.

Playing in a hangar at the U.S. Air Base in Ramstein, the No. 14 Spartans lost 66-62 to Connecticut in a game that finished early Saturday.

The Spartans lost last year to North Carolina in another military tribute game, the Carrier Classic on the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier.

Michigan State had won 33 of its previous 34 openers.

"We did a very poor job of rotating ...

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