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Michigan State’s supporting cast separating Spartans from opponents ESPN
Michigan State has a lottery pick and All-American in Miles Bridges, but the Spartans might need their star less than any other elite team needs its star. The Spartans can win when Bridges isn’t their best player, something not a lot of national-championship contenders can say.

Michigan State handles Notre Dame for 18-point win in top-5 matchup MLive
Michigan State point guard Cassius Winston found his shooting stroke in the Pacific Northwest over the weekend, where he set career-highs en route to an MVP performance at the Phil Knight Invitational. He brought that stroke home on Thursday, where he used it to slay a top five opponent as the Breslin Center crowd chanted his name.

Irish wake! MSU thumps N.D. in top-5 showdown Detroit News
Michigan State and Notre Dame squared off in East Lansing for the first time in more than 40 years on Thursday night, and the Spartans weren’t about to disappoint the home crowd. In front of a packed house at Breslin Center, No. 3 Michigan State won its second straight game over a top-10 opponent, racing out to a big lead then withstanding a second-half surge to knock off No. 5 Notre Dame, 81-63, as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 81-63 win over Notre Dame Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on the Spartans‘ 81-63 win over the fifth-ranked Irish Thursday night at Breslin Center.

Michigan State basketball shows potential in easy win over Notre Dame Detroit Free Press
Instant observations after Michigan State basketball’s 81-63 victory over Notre Dame on Thursday at the Breslin Center

Michigan State puts on a show, topples Notre Dame, 81-63 Detroit Free Press
Jaren Jackson Jr. rose in the air and easily swatted Notre Dame star Bonzie Colson. The ball flowed to Cassius Winston as Michigan State ran out on the break. He threw a towering pass toward the hoop, where Miles Bridges soared over both Notre Dame’s T.J. Gibbs and his own teammate, Nick Ward.

MSU blows doors off No. 5 Notre Dame
Cassius Winston and Joshua Langford each had 17 points. Miles Bridges went off for 14 with two alley-oops. Jaren Jackson Jr. has on fire on defense with three blocks. Even Matt McQuaid had himself a game off the bench with nine points, four assists and two big offensive rebounds.

Winston, Langford Lead Michigan State Past Notre Dame, 81-63 MSUSpartans.com
Sophomore guards Joshua Langford and Cassius Winston scored 17 points apiece and No. 3/3 Michigan State used a big first half en route to an 81-63 win over No. 5/5 Notre Dame in a men’s basketball game at the Breslin Center Thursday night. It was the fourth-straight win for the Spartans, who improved to 6-1 overall, while the Fighting Irish fall to 6-1.

Michigan State blitzes Notre Dame with near-flawless opening 10 minutes MLive
A month before Michigan State won its 2000 national title, Connecticut came to the Breslin Center for a top-10 non-conference matchup. Michigan State blitzed the Huskies in the first half on that February day en route to a 46-17 halftime lead and an eventual 19-point win.

No. 3 Michigan State rides hot start to 81-63 win over No. 5 Notre Dame Land of 10
No. 3 Michigan State (6-1) took down No. 5 Notre Dame (6-1) 81-63 at home on Thursday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. In doing so, the Spartans beat their second top-10 team in a week after beating North Carolina on Sunday. Next they will open up Big Ten play on Sunday against Nebraska.

 

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Seventh-seeded Michigan State men’s soccer (13-3-3, 5-0-3 B1G) will hit the road after a pair of NCAA Tournament wins against Virginia Tech and 10th-seeded Western Michigan. The Spartans will travel to second-seeded Indiana (17-0-5, 5-0-3 B1G) on Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at Jerry Yeagley Field. The Hoosiers defeated New Hampshire, 2-1 in the third round on Nov. 25 to reach the Elite Eight. This is MSU’s first appearance in the Elite Eight since 2014.

Source: Michigan State University Official Athletic Site

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They’re just cleats. But in Week 13, the NFL allows players to use them to promote a cause. And William Gholston has gone all out to raise awareness for the ongoing water crisis in Flint.

Source: MLive.com

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Michigan State track and field begins the 2017-18 season with the Grand Valley State Holiday Open on Friday, Dec. 1 at the Kelly Family Turf Building in Allendale, Michigan. The meet will feature competition from the sprinters, jumpers and throwers.

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It was about as successful of a holiday weekend as Michigan State could have hoped for in the PK80 tournament. The Spartans won their bracket by beating DePaul, UConn, and North Carolina by an average of 20 points. Next up is Notre Dame tonight as MSU will face their third top-10 opponent, and second in the top-5, of the season. Here are some things that stuck out from the PK80.

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It’s unclear which bowl game Michigan State will be in, but the Spartans are apparently the Citrus Bowl’s top choice from the Big Ten. NOLA.com, citing a source, reported Citrus Bowl officials met Wednesday night in Orlando to vote for their preferred teams and LSU was the overwhelming favorite from the SEC while Michigan State was the top choice from the Big Ten.

Source: MLive.com

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As Cassius Winston examined his MVP trophy at the PK80 Invitational on Sunday evening, it was easy to point to his offensive production as the reason the Michigan State sophomore was holding the glorified block of wood. He’d scored a career-high 28 points in a semifinal win over UConn and followed that with seven points, seven assists and five rebounds in the championship victory over North Carolina.

Source: Detroit News

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Michigan State wrestling competes in the 36th annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational from Friday-Saturday, Dec. 1-2, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Competition gets underway at 12 p.m. (ET) on Friday, and will be streamed on FloWrestling.

Source: Michigan State University Official Athletic Site

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MSU enters Thursday’s showdown coming off winning a championship Sunday in Portland in the Phil Knight Invitational. Notre Dame did the same the day before Thanksgiving with three wins in three days at the Maui Invitational. Here’s a closer look at the Irish and the matchup for tonight.

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After a four-season hiatus, the Michigan State-Notre Dame hockey rivalry is back. The Spartans and Irish, rivals for 10 years in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and 23 seasons in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, are back in the same conference – the Big Ten. And they’ll face each other four times a season for the foreseeable future, starting this weekend at Munn Arena.

Source: Michigan State University Official Athletic Site

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Notre Dame has played in East Lansing 47 times, with the first time coming in 1908. The team’s last visit to East Lansing came in 1974. Since 1979, Michigan State and Notre Dame have played just once, in another ACC/Big Ten Challenge game in 2014. Notre Dame leads the overall series, 60-36.

Source: MLive.com

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After MSU’s 63-45 win over reigning National Champion and then-No. 9-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels Sunday night, Spartan fans can finally measure the team’s growth since last season.

Source: The State News

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As you might of already heard, expectations are pretty high for the MSU men’s basketball team. The Spartans entered the season as the No. 2 ranked team in the country in the Associated Press preseason poll, and many media outlets have them pegged to win the National Championship.

Source: The State News

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Thursday’s match-up between the Spartans and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame will not only feature two teams that are both ranked in the top five in the polls, but two teams that have also out shot their opponents in every game this season.

Source: The State News

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Notre Dame, fresh off a win against a ranked Wichita State team to win the Maui Invitational over the weekend, comes in 6-0 on the season, while MSU’s lone loss came to No. 1 Duke in Chicago. The only other time in series history when both teams were ranked in the top-5 was the 1979 NCAA Tournament, MSU defeated the Irish in Indianapolis en route to the program’s first-ever National Championship. But to fully understand the Irish this season, The State News caught up with Marek Mazurek, lead basketball reporter for The Observer, Notre Dame’s independent student publication.

Source: The State News

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Tom Izzo, prefers honesty in its rawest and most brutal form. When Izzo rates talent, especially among his own ranks, he has never been one for hyperbole. So it is notable that when others point to the return of swingman Miles Bridges for a second season at Michigan State as the key to the Spartans’ chances of capturing the N.C.A.A. championship, Izzo shifts the conversation to Cassius Winston, his sophomore point guard.

Source: The New York Times

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Mike Brey will not be making the shorts and T-shirt fashion statement he made last week at the Maui Invitational, despite its social media popularity. That was his Hawaii look and he’ll be going back to dress pants and a sport coat Thursday when No. 5 Notre Dame visits No. 3 Michigan State (7 p.m. ET, ESPN). “Only if (Tom) Izzo wears a hoodie,” Brey joked Tuesday when asked if he’d dress casual.

Source: Indy Star

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Michigan State’s parade of non-conference top 10 opponents has at last made its way to Breslin Center. The No. 3 Spartans (5-1) will host No. 5 Notre Dame (6-0) on Thursday night (7 p.m., ESPN) in an ACC/Big Ten challenge game.

Source: MLive.com

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It’s your season closer, where we describe the porta-potty issue in New Jersey at HighPoint Solution stadium. That stadium is proudly sponsored by HighPoint Solutions. If you want to learn more about HighPoint Solutions, check them out at www.highpointsolutions.com/UpperDeck. Use promo code: Portajohn

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