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Ward underwent surgery on Sunday night. The next day, he addressed the media following Michigan State’s practice — one he watched with his left arm in a sling — and expressed hope that the injury won’t mean the end of his junior season. “I’ll be fine,” Ward said. “I’m a quick healer so I’ll be back.”

Source: mlive.com

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Kaleb Wesson stands 6-foot-9 and 270 pounds. Moving the Ohio State forward in the paint isn’t an easy task and that was one thrust upon Thomas Kithier on Sunday afternoon.“I can’t remember the last time I’ve gone against somebody that big,” the Michigan State freshman forward said following practice on Monday. “I really don’t think I ever have.”

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Matt Mcquaid talks about his time at MSU while the team takes on both Wisconsin and Ohio State. Zach Osburn from MSU Hockey talks senior night and his class. Women’s Basketball takes on Indiana.

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It might not be an optimal way for an opportunity, but Nick Ward’s injury opens up 23 minutes a game for Tom Izzo to fill. That means Xavier Tillman will get his shot to start. And a number of younger Spartans now have a chance to work their way into more playing time as No. 10 MSU enters the stretch run — and possibly the rest of the season — without their star forward.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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It took less than 30 seconds for Tom Izzo to be clear about the situation Michigan State finds itself in less than 24 hours after Nick Ward had surgery to repair a fracture in his left hand. “I hope everybody here feels bad for Nick, but to be honest with you I don’t want anybody to feel bad for us,” Izzo said.

Source: Detroit News

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Recap of Ohio State and a preview of Rutgers. Special Guest Freshman Forward Thomas Kithier

 

 

12 hours ago

MSU hockey coach Danton Cole talked Monday about a random night out in East Lansing in 1995, when he ran into Hootie & The Blowfish and Tiger Woods.

Source: Detroit News

12 hours ago

Nick Ward and his Michigan State teammates discuss Ward’s injured left hand, and the impact it will have on the 10th-ranked Spartans

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Thomas Kithier faces an expanded role and regular playing time in the coming weeks – and some pivotal matchups

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Nick Ward had surgery on his left hand Sunday night, coach Tom Izzo said Monday during his weekly news conference, but there remains no definitive timetable for the star forward’s return. “We’re gonna have to adjust as a team. … There’s no doubt our margin for error has shrunk,” Izzo said. “Nick won’t be replaced by one guy, it’ll be a group.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Ryan Miller picked up a milestone win in his first game in two months. Miller, the former Michigan State standout, became the all-time leader in wins by a U.S.-born goaltender Sunday night as he made 23 saves in the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.

Source: Detroit News

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The surgery took place later Sunday night and the prognosis remains the same as the Spartans hope the 6-foot-9 center will be back before the regular season ends.

Source: Detroit News

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Goins is MSU’s most versatile player. McQuaid is arguably as important as anyone other than Winston. His defense, shooting and, Sunday, his playmaking, make him an essential piece. Ward, though, is the bear on the block that changes scouting reports.

Source: Lansing State J

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The loss of Ward comes at a critical time for Michigan State (21-5, 12-3). With just five games left in the regular season, the Spartans are tied for first place in the Big Ten with Michigan. The rivals face each other in Ann Arbor next Sunday, a game Ward almost certainly won’t play in. They square off one more time in the regular-season finale on March 9 in East Lansing.

Source: Detroit News

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A ferocious fourth-quarter comeback was not enough as the Michigan State women’s basketball team fell to Nebraska in Lincoln Sunday, 82-71. The Spartans out-scored the Cornhuskers 30-20 in the final 10 minutes of action.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 days ago

Nick Ward sustained a hairline fracture of his left hand toward the end of the first half during the Spartans’ 62-44 win over Ohio State on Sunday. There is no timetable for his return, but he will be reevaluated on a weekly basis and it is hoped he will return before the end of the season.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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BOX SCORE

Michigan State clamps down on Ohio State; how bad is Nick Ward’s hand? Detroit Free Press
Nick Ward came out of halftime with a wrist wrap on his left hand. Cassius Winston couldn’t hit his shot and picked up his third foul. Xavier Tillman sat on the bench in foul trouble, joining Aaron Henry who did not start the second half and played sparingly. No. 11 Michigan State basketball needed a spark against Ohio State with its two stars struggling and its regular rotation out of whack. It found it from unexpected sources. Starting on defense.

Defense, strong bench helps Michigan State pull away in win over Ohio State MLive.com
First came the injury, then the foul trouble, then the ineffectiveness from Michigan State’s best player. With eight minutes left in a tie game against Ohio State, it all combined to force Michigan State into an unorthodox lineup: two non-rotation freshmen and an ailing guard trying to fend off an upset bid.

No Nick Ward, no problem in Ohio State win Spartan Avenue
No Nick Ward, no Josh Langford and a Cassius Winston who had one of his worst games of the season and you’d think that Michigan State would lose to a team like Ohio State which was 16-8 coming into East Lansing on Sunday. Wrong. Michigan State stood strong thanks to its seniors, putting up a huge second-half fight, beating the Buckeyes, 62-44.

Without injured Nick Ward, Michigan State surges past Ohio State Detroit News
Michigan State was in trouble Sunday afternoon. It was the second half against Ohio State as Nick Ward sat on the bench with an injured left hand. Xavier Tillman was next to him with four fouls, and there was Cassius Winston with three fouls and running out of gas. It left No. 11 Michigan State with a lineup it hasn’t seen much this season. But the Spartans somehow managed to wrestle control of the game from Ohio State on their way to a 62-44 victory at the Breslin Center to remain in a tie for first place in the Big Ten.

No. 11 Michigan State basketball pulls away from Ohio State State News
In one of the ugliest performances of the season, No. 11 Michigan State (21-5, 12-3 Big Ten) survived an upset bid from the tough Ohio State Buckeyes (16-9, 6-8 Big Ten), 62-44. Senior guard Matt McQuaid led the Spartans with 14 points, including two big shots during the run that decided the game.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State basketball’s second-half rally and win over Ohio State Lansing State Journal
1. McQuaid and Goins rise up and rescue MSU during an incredible second-half stretch
2. If Nick Ward’s wrist is seriously hurt, that’s trouble
3. Freshman thoughts – the Ohio State edition, Part II

Michigan State finishes regular season sweep of Ohio State Spartan Tailgate
Ohio State owned the final five minutes of the first half. Michigan State controlled the final seven minutes of the game, holding the Buckeyes scoreless from the floor in that stretch as the Spartans scrapped their way to an ugly 62-44 win Sunday at Breslin Center.

 

 

2 days ago

Following an impressive road win in Madison on Tuesday, Michigan State (20-5, 11-3 B1G) will look to follow that performance up Sunday afternoon when Ohio State (16-8, 6-7 B1G) comes to town.

Source: The Only Colors

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A night after topping No. 17 Penn State, 5-3, the Michigan State hockey team fell to the Nittany Lions by the same score on Saturday at Munn Ice Arena. Trailing 4-2 in the third period, the Spartans made it a one-goal game with 5:55 to go, but couldn’t get the tying goal in what was the regular season home finale.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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Six games remain for No. 11 Michigan State in the Big Ten stretch run. Every win inches the Spartans closer to a showdown for the regular-season crown with rival Michigan, which they have not yet played. The Wolverines are a half-game ahead of MSU atop the conference standings, and their two critical games come up Feb. 24 in Ann Arbor and March 9 in East Lansing.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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