January 30th, 2017

Beating Michigan on Sunday afternoon may have been considered one of the more crucial wins for Michigan State basketball this season, if you can believe that. The Spartans were riding a three-game losing streak heading into the contest and they had lost four of five, needing some sort of reassuring performance against the Wolverines.

Source: Spartan Avenue

January 30th, 2017

For all of Nick Ward’s offensive skill, one might expect the freshman center to receive more playing time. He is second on Michigan State in scoring (13.2 points per game) but seventh in minutes played (19.2). Tom Izzo explained the disparity on Monday morning, on the heels of another strong performance by Ward – 13 points in 16 minutes – in the Spartans’ Sunday afternoon win over Michigan.

Source: CBS Detroit

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January 30th, 2017

While other kids were doing combine after combine and playing 7-on-7, Tre Person was training. That may have been part of the reason his recruitment did not take off until late in his senior year, but he is a better player for it and Michigan State’s class is better for it.

Source: Detroit News

January 30th, 2017

It’s been a subpar month-and-a-half for Matt McQuaid, but if McQuaid’s performance on Sunday was any indication of things to come it could be a stretch to remember for the sophomore shooting guard. In a single play, it was a microcosm of McQuaid’s performance in MSU’s 70-62 win over the University of Michigan.

Source: State News

January 30th, 2017

With the 2017 class coming to a close, we thought it would be helpful to run down the most important dates of the recruiting cycle to give you a sense of how this class came to be.

Source: Land of 10

January 30th, 2017

Michigan State men’s tennis dropped a close 4-3 match on the road to Clemson, Jan. 29. “It was a tough loss,” said head coach Gene Orlando. “We put ourselves in a position to get a big win on the road and came up just short. The team really extended themselves and we played our best tennis of the season thus far. We are improving and sometimes you have to suffer before you win, this one stung.”

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

January 30th, 2017

The Michigan State women’s tennis team built on its successful start to the season with a 4-3 win at UT-Arlington to improve to 4-0 on the year. Senior Athena Trouillot continued her historic run and now has the most overall wins in school history after picking up career win 131 today. Trouillot also became the MSU all-time singles wins leader last weekend.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

January 30th, 2017

Michigan State wrestling battled No. 11 Rutgers tough throughout before the Scarlet Knights captured the last four bouts to overtake the Spartans and thwart their upset bid with a 24-12 final score Sunday afternoon at Jenison Field House

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

January 29th, 2017

Sam and Rod revel after a crucial, order-restoring victory over Michigan. Topics:

  • MSU’s defense with its best performance of the season
  • MSU’s frontcourt dominance: Miles, again, the best player on the floor and Nick was a dominant 6-6 offensively
  • Cassius wakes up with a great game on both ends
  • McQuaid plays his best game of the year
  • Defensive rebounding, still an issue
  • the major, major recruiting weekend, especially 2017 wings Tugs Bowen and Greg Elliott
  • A review of the Purdue loss, including more Miles praise
  • Previewing Nebraska

Source: The Final Four Is Not On The Schedule

January 29th, 2017

During a weekend expected to dominated by 2017 recruiting class news, Michigan State bolstered its 2018 class with a commitment from 4-star Pickerington (Ohio) Central tight end Trenton Gillison. He announced his decision Sunday.

Source: Land of 10

January 29th, 2017

Michigan state added 2-star recruit on Sunday, but not just any 2-star recruit. LB/QB Tanner Hallock announced via Twitter on Sunday that he will join the Spartans as a preferred walk-on.

Source: Land of 10

January 29th, 2017

Miles Bridges had 15 points and 13 rebounds, helping Michigan State beat Michigan 70-62 Sunday. The Spartans (13-9, 5-4 Big Ten) won their fifth straight game in the series and ended a three-game losing streak this season.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

Box Score | Postgame Quotes | Postgame Notes

Michigan State takes down Michigan behind Miles Bridges, Cassius Winston MLive
The 178th all-time meeting between Michigan and Michigan State was far from the prettiest. The Spartans don’t care about that. They’ll take it. Behind 15 points from Miles Bridges, including two clutch baskets in the final three minutes, Michigan State pulled out a 70-62 win over the rival Wolverines on Sunday. The win, crucial to MSU’s postseason chances, improved Tom Izzo’s team to 13-9 overall and 5-4 in the Big Ten.

MSU ‘D’ hangs tough for triumph over rival Michigan Detroit News
Michigan came into the Breslin Center on Sunday on a bit of a roll. Michigan State came in desperate for a win. That desperation proved to be the difference as Michigan State beat Michigan, 70-62, to end a three-game skid and win for the fifth straight time over the Wolverines.

Michigan State snaps 3-game losing streak, beats Michigan 70-62 Land of 10
The freshmen trio of Miles Bridges, Nick Ward and Cassius Winston combined for 44 points and Michigan State used a big second-half surge to knock off rival Michigan, 70-62, Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center.

Michigan State snaps losing skid, beats rival Michigan 70-62 Spartan Tailgate
Michigan State beat its in-state rival for the fifth straight time but even more importantly ended a three-game losing skid with a 70-62 win over Michigan on Sunday at Breslin Center. The Spartans led by as many as 12 points in the second half and fended off the Wolverines in the final minutes to pick up the win.

Freshmen guide Michigan State to crucial 70-62 win over Michigan Detroit Free Press
Miles Bridges got the help he wanted. Michigan State got a win it needed. The Spartans used a 12-2 run midway through the second half to pull away to a 70-62 victory over Michigan today at Breslin Center, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Michigan State Spartans Get a Much Needed Win Over Arch-Rival Michigan 70-62 Spartan Nation
The Michigan State Spartans came into this heated rivalry game riding a three-game losing streak and losers of four of the last five. They snapped it with a gutsy and often chippy 70-62 win over the Wolverines.

Three Takeaways: Spartans Snap Three-Game Skid, Outlast Michigan 70-62 The Only Colors
Slump busted. Sunday saved. Michigan sad. After some tough losses, and the emergence of legit bubble talk, Michigan State is back in the win column after knocking off Michigan.

Winston, Bridges push MSU past U-M to snap losing streak State News
Technical fouls, blood drawn and words exchanged, all important ingredients for a rivalry game. Led by the freshman class, MSU men’s basketball (13-9, 5-4 Big Ten) shook off the three game losing streak to eek past the Michigan Wolverines (14-8, 4-5 Big Ten), 70-62.

Spartans use team effort to fend off rival Wolverines isportsweb
Michigan State extended it’s win streak to five over Michigan, defeating the Wolverines by a final score of 70-62 on Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center. “It was a full team effort. Everyone stepped up and that’s what we needed to win,” Miles Bridges said.

Michigan State uses defense and balance in win over up-and-down Michigan MLive
Michigan State topped Michigan, 70-62, in Sunday rivalry showdown. Some immediate observations from Breslin Center

What he said: Tom Izzo after Michigan State ends 3-game skid with 70-62 win against Michigan Land of 10
Michigan State was in need of a victory in bad way Sunday, and that’s exactly what Tom Izzo’s Spartans got as they beat Michigan 70-62 at the Breslin Center.

Freshmen, Matt McQuaid, help MSU inch toward full potential vs. U-M Detroit Free Press
They were relieved when it was over, because they knew what had been at stake. Oh, the Michigan State Spartans didn’t want to publicly pin its postseason hopes on beating rival Michigan this afternoon at the Breslin Center. But they understood what a loss to the Wolverines would’ve meant.

Grinz On Green: Team Effort Leads To Victory MSUSpartans.com
And they say committees never accomplish anything. Michigan State and Michigan had sparred for nearly 24 minutes Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center with neither archrival making a bold move to assert itself. By the time the lead had changed hands for the ninth time, with U-M going ahead 38-36, the game was begging for someone to take control of the situation.

Freshmen bypass jitters to lead MSU to rivalry win Impact Sports
Michigan State and the University of Michigan gave you everything you could want in a rivalry game: 12 lead changes, trash talking among players, multiple technical fouls, a few minor scraps and other than a few garbage points at the end, a close finish. MSU took the first game of 2017, beating the Wolverines 70-62.

MSU notes: Healthier Bridges flashes versatility, passing against U-M Detroit Free Press
Everyone wondered how Miles Bridges would be used when he got healthy and fully reintegrated into Michigan State’s offense. The final stretch of the Spartans’ 70-62 win over Michigan today offered a good glimpse into how Tom Izzo plans to maximize his star’s versatile talents.

Couch: McQuaid finally shoots, so MSU beats Michigan Lansing State Journal
Believe it or not, Matt McQuaid is known sometimes by his Michigan State teammates as “Big Shot ’Quaido.” He didn’t earn the nickname anytime recently. They’ve been begging him to shoot. Sunday, when MSU absolutely needed it, he finally did. Even if he should have taken a few more.

McQuaid finally busts out of his shooting slump Detroit News
Michigan State needed a win on Sunday, but it got something else in the process that might be just as important. The Spartans ended a three-game skid by beating rival Michigan, 70-62, at the Breslin Center and that was certainly important for a team that had lost four of five and has been starting to feel the pressure with the second half of the Big Ten season all that is left.



January 29th, 2017

Michigan State will conclude its two-game road trip, taking on Minnesota in a rare Monday game on Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. (ET) on BTN with Mike Wolf and Christy Winters Scott on the call. Monday is the Gophers’ annual Play4Kay game, part of their annual breast cancer awareness campaign.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

January 29th, 2017

Soothing the sting from last year’s Michigan State football slip-up could begin as quickly as Wednesday, with a happy National Signing Day. It would support thoughts in East Lansing that a 3-9 autumn was a quirk. That things will be closer to normal in 2017 and beyond. And that Mark Dantonio’s latest recruiting crop proves, even after a drive into the ditch, the Spartans and their head coach have gotten back on path.

Source: Detroit News

January 29th, 2017

One final weekend down, and just three days to go until National Signing Day on Feb. 1. Michigan State spent the weekend hosting recruits at wide receiver and outside linebacker. Land of 10 will provide analysis and updates on the visitors Sunday. Check the bottom of this story throughout the afternoon and evening for the latest on their trips.

Source: Land of 10

January 29th, 2017

It was Jan. 14, 2017, the game had just begun, 15:56 read on the scoreboard in the Breslin Center, and Michigan State was trailing Rutgers by just a basket, 13-11. With a quick glance to the scorer’s table there were five players in white uniforms waiting to check in, it was time for a Spartan lineup change.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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January 29th, 2017

The Spartans enter today’s game in need of a win to keep their postseason trajectory on course. MSU, which has lost three straight, can’t afford to drop home games to NCAA tournament bubble teams if it wants to avoid being on the bubble itself.

Source: Lansing State Journal

January 29th, 2017

The Michigan State women’s gymnastics team finished second in a quad meet at Rutgers with Cornell and Ursinus college on Saturday night at The RAC in Piscataway, N.J. The Spartans finished with a team score of 194.050, while Rutgers came away with the win with a 194.875. Cornell finished third with 193.525 and Urinus College scored 191.350.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

January 29th, 2017

Already, talk swirls around Bridges’ future. It has since before he arrived on campus. Is he a one-and-done player? Is East Lansing merely a pit stop along the way to the NBA?

Source: Detroit Free Press

January 29th, 2017

Neither Michigan nor Michigan State is ranked. Neither is in the top three of the Big Ten standings. Neither is a sure thing to the make the NCAA Tournament.

Source: MLive

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