Only three teams in the country were undefeated against Tom Izzo and the MSU mens basketball team before Monday night - Duke, Arizona and Detroit-Mercy. Now, only two are. The Spartans (1-0) beat the Titans - a team made up of 13 Michigan natives, including eight Detroiters - 80-70 in the first round of the Preseason NIT at Breslin Center. The game opened both teams regular season and kept MSUs home-winning streak intact at 45 games. But the Spartans, who havent beat the home-grown Titans in its last three tries, had a tough time reversing that streak Monday. I was pleased with the win; I wasnt always pleased with how we got it, Izzo said.