Listen to Cassius Winston share the words of his experiences, and check in on the highlights with Men’s and Women’s Basketball and the Spartans Hockey team.
With the NFL Super Bowl being played Sunday, you know what that means! It’s XFL time baby! No, seriously, it’s XFL time. For the first time in 20 years, the XFL will kick off with a newly redesigned league on February 8th. MSU Football had six players drafted back in October, and of those, four of them are on rosters to start the season.
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“We told Cash he’s got to come off (screens) harder,” Izzo said. “Cash hasn’t been himself. … I still don’t think he’s coming off things as hard, he looks tired to me still. We’ve got to practice more, and he’s gotta have better practices. And it’s not his fault, it’s just the situations that we’ve been in.” Winston, Tillman and Izzo have been trying to find different ways to make that action work again.
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Malik Hall admits it will be pretty cool when he hears his name announced as a starter at the Breslin Center. That’s likely to happen for the first time on Wednesday when No. 14 Michigan State hosts Northwestern, assuming Spartans coach Tom Izzo keeps the same starting lineup he used in Sunday’s victory at Minnesota.
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In front of over 13,000 fans, the Michigan State women’s basketball team fought hard but was stopped by No. 19/21 Iowa, 74-57, in Iowa City on Sunday. It was a close battle until the fourth quarter when the Hawkeyes outscored the Spartans, 28-9, and pulled away for the win.
Michigan State wrestling jumped out to a 12-7 lead over No. 7 Nebraska before the Cornhuskers scored 18 unanswered points on their way to a 25-12 win on Sunday afternoon inside Nebraska’s Devaney Center.
Michigan State gymnastics posted a season-high 196.550, for the fifth-best team score in program history, behind team season-best scores on bars (49.075) and floor (49.475), Sunday afternoon at Jenison Field House.
No. 11 Michigan State sweeps Minnesota with 70-52 win MSUSpartans.com
Cassius Winston had 18 points and eight assists to help 11th-ranked Michigan State cruise to a second victory over Minnesota in three weeks, 70-52 on Sunday. Xavier Tillman added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans (15-5, 7-2), who bounced back from a loss at Indiana three days ago to stay in a first-place tie in the Big Ten with Illinois.
Michigan State pulls away from Minnesota, shares Big Ten lead Detroit News
There was another slow start for Michigan State on Sunday, but this time the Spartans shook it off in short order to end a two-game road skid. Cassius Winston scored 18 points and handed out eight assists while Xavier Tillman scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead No. 11 Michigan State to a 70-52 victory over Minnesota at Williams Arena to move back into a first-place tie with Illinois atop the Big Ten. The Spartans (15-5, 7-2 Big Ten) opened the game 2-for-10, but soon had taken advantage of an equally poor start for the Gophers to eventually pull away.
Cassius Winston, Xavier Tillman lead Michigan State to road win at Minnesota MLive.com
With a new-look lineup and a second-half surge, Michigan State ended its brief road skid and climbed back atop the Big Ten standings. No. 11 Michigan State beat Minnesota, 70-52, on Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena. The win moves the Spartans (15-5, 7-2) into a tie with Illinois for first place in the Big Ten. It also salvaged a split in a two-game road trip following a Thursday loss to Indiana.
Michigan State’s tweaked lineup works, ends two-game road losing streak Detroit Free Press
Tom Izzo borrowed from Minnesota native Bob Dylan: Michigan State’s lineup was a-changin’ Sunday. Sophomores Aaron Henry and Marcus Bingham went to the bench, with freshmen Rocket Watts and Malik Hall for the ninth-ranked Spartans for two reasons — to get more consistency, and try and put the slow starts behind them. It worked.
Michigan State handles Minnesota on the road 70-52 Spartans Wire
On a day where most people across the country are focused on the tragic passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, there was a basketball game to be played still, and Michigan State Men’s Basketball pulled out a much-needed 70-52 road win against Big Ten adversary Minnesota.
Michigan State closes road stint with 70-52 win at Minnesota State News
Michigan State ended their weekend road-trip with a much needed 70-52 win at Minnesota (11-9 overall, 5-5 in Big Ten) Sunday afternoon. After defeating the Gophers earlier this month, MSU was able to pull out another victory in a similar fashion, led by defensive physicality and board dominance.
Michigan State wraps up road trip with win at Minnesota Spartan Tailgate
Tom Izzo’s lineup experiment paid off with an elusive Big Ten road win Sunday afternoon at Minnesota. With freshmen Malik Hall and Rocket Watts in the starting five in place of Marcus Bingham Jr. and Aaron Henry, No. 11 Michigan State went into Williams Arena and knocked off the Golden Gophers 70-52. The win puts the Spartans back in a tie with Illinois for first place in the Big Ten.
Michigan State players earned an uplifting win over Minnesota. Then they heard the Kobe Bryant news MLive.com
The look on Cassius Winston’s face said everything. Minutes after Michigan State’s Sunday afternoon win at Minnesota, Tom Izzo pulled his star point guard aside to deliver some devastating news: Kobe Bryant had died on Sunday in a helicopter crash in California.
It was frustrating. It was disappointing. When you play one of your best games of the season and end up losing and not getting the series sweep you were desperately seeking, it hurts. It hurts a lot. In one of the most exciting games of the season, and in front of a fired-up standing-room-only crowd of 6,586 at Munn Arena, Michigan State on Saturday came within a bounce or two of scoring a go-ahead goal late in the third period.
No. 19 Michigan State and No. 9 Penn State were even through 60 minutes on Saturday at a sold-out Munn Arena, but Connor McMenamin’s goal 39 seconds into overtime broke the tie and gave the Nittany Lions a 2-1 win. The Spartans (13-12-1, 9-6-1-0) outshot PSU 36-22 over the final two periods, including putting 19 on goal in final 20 minutes.
It’s a quick turnaround on a long trip, but another tough road test awaits No. 9 Michigan State basketball. As well as the first of the Spartans’ Big Ten return games. Three days after suffering a second straight road loss, the Spartans face Minnesota at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.
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Michigan State wraps up a two-game weekend road trip on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Minnesota. Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m. The game will air live on FOX, with Tim Brando and Jim Jackson calling all of the action.
Minnesota is 11-8 on the season but very difficult to beat at home. The Gophers have a 4-0 record at home in conference play while the Spartans dropped to 1-2 on the road with a tough defeat at Indiana on Thursday night. They nearly pulled off the comeback against the Hoosiers, but mistakes down the stretch led to the defeat.
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Michigan State women’s basketball concludes a tough three-game week, facing No. 19/21 Iowa on the road on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on BTN with Sloane Martin and Vera Jones on the call.
Michigan State plays Minnesota tomorrow at 3:00 P.M. The Spartans just suffered a loss at the hands of Indiana, 67-63. Minnesota, on the other hand, just beat Ohio State on the road. Earlier this month, Michigan State beat Wisconsin at home, 74-58.
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Michigan State offered Portage Northern junior running back Anthony Tyus III this week. Tyus, a bruising 6-foot-1, 220-pound prospect, is actually a Lansing native. His father starred at Sexton High before going on to play at Central Michigan. “Getting an offer from Michigan State means a lot because Lansing is my hometown,” Tyus said. “That is where I was born at.”
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There were several key factors to Michigan State’s 4-2 victory over No. 9/9 Penn State on Friday night in front of 6,017 fans at Munn Arena. Here’s four: Senior center Patrick Khodorenko’s three goals – one in the first period, one in the second and one in the third, for his second career hat trick.