10 months ago

Despite redshirt-senior guard Branndais Agee’s first double-double of the season, Michigan State women’s basketball had its six-game winning streak halted by Rutgers, 61-58, Sunday at the Breslin Center.

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10 months ago

Rod and Sam are back (finally!) to talk about MSU’s two dominating wins over cupcakes Cleveland & Savannah State.

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10 months ago

After trailing 3-0 at the end of the first quarter, No. 16 Michigan State (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten) rattled off 35 straight points in a 42-17 win against No. 18 Washington State (9-4, 6-3 Pac-12). Lewerke shook off the rough start, as well a big hit in the second half, to close his breakout season with an impressive performance. Lewerke finished 13-for-21 passing for 213 yards and three touchdowns and had 14 carries for 73 yards. His three touchdown passes tied a program bowl game record while his rushing total set a new high for a Michigan State quarterback in a bowl game.

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10 months ago

Don’t expect any champagne to start flowing in the Breslin Center at noon on New Year’s Day when the newest Associated Press top 25 is announced. In the locker room following Michigan State’s 108-52 win over Savannah State on Sunday afternoon, players gave a collective shrug to questions about their impending ascension to No. 1 in the next poll. “It really doesn’t matter until we’re the No. 1 team in the end,” Miles Bridges said.

Source: MLive.com

10 months ago

Less than a month after playing his final game for Michigan State, Brian Allen will work out for NFL scouts. Allen, a center, accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game for NFL hopefuls on Jan. 20 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. He capped his college career with the No. 16 Spartans (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten) in their 42-17 Holiday Bowl win against Washington State in San Diego on Thursday.

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Michigan State closes non-conference play with 56-point win over Savannah State MLive.com
Michigan State opened Sunday’s game looking its worst, but after recovering for another 40-plus point win will likely be rated as the country’s best team in less than 24 hours. The No. 2 Spartans beat Savannah State, 108-52, on Sunday afternoon at Breslin Center as it overcame a turnover-laden start and some questionable defense, particularly in transition.

MSU uses 32-0 run to close 2017 in style Detroit News
It took time for Michigan State to find its rhythm Sunday afternoon, but by the time it did, it was closing out the year in style. For the fifth straight game, all five starters scored in double figures as No. 2 Michigan State rolled over Savannah State, 108-52, at Breslin Center. It was the fourth consecutive game the Spartans have gone over the 100-point mark, the longest streak in program history.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 108-52 win over Savannah State Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on the Spartans’ 108-52 New Year’s Eve win against Savannah State Sunday at Breslin Center.

Men’s hoops annihilates Savannah State on New Year’s Eve State News
The No. 2 Spartans annihilated the Savannah State Tigers, 108-52, on New Year’s Eve for their 13th straight win and fourth straight game scoring 100 points or more, a program record.

Spartans struggle early, finish strong in rout of Savannah State Impact Sports
When the polls are released Monday, the nation’s new No. 1 men’s basketballl team will reside in East Lansing. But for 15 minutes on Sunday, it looked as if Michigan State had its sights set too far ahead. Michigan State, ranked No. 2 for the last three weeks, found itself only leading Savannah State 37-36 with 4:20 left in the first half. But they powered ahead of the visiting Tigers late in the half and didn’t look back in the second, outscoring the MEAC team 57-14 after the break to win 108-52 at the Breslin Center.

Sloppy Michigan State basketball starts slow, crushes Savannah State Detroit Free Press
It was sloppy and exposed many of Michigan State’s biggest weaknesses, but the Spartans put a close to 2017 with another big victory. And now it’s time to resume Big Ten play. No. 2 MSU overcame early turnover problems and Savannah State’s 3-point shooting prowess to finish its nonconference schedule with a 108-52 victory Sunday afternoon at Breslin Center.

Ward and Bridges Help No. 2 Michigan State Beat Savannah St MSUSpartans.com
Sophomore forward Nick Ward scored 21 points to help the No. 2 Michigan State Spartans roll to a 108-52 win over Savannah State on Sunday. Sophomore guard/forward Miles Bridges added 19 points and a career-high 21 rebounds for the Spartans (14-1), who had six players in double figures. They won their 13th in a row and scored 100 points in four consecutive games for the first time in school history.

10 months ago

Michigan State sophomore guard Joshua Langford grew up idolizing Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, using the two NBA greats as guides in his quest to become a standout two-way shooting guard. Now, midway through his second season in East Lansing, his coach has given him a new player to emulate: former Michigan State star Gary Harris.

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10 months ago

Coming off a nightmarish 3-9 season, many believed Michigan State football was facing a long rebuilding process. The Spartans proved those predictions wrong with a 10-3 season that included a road win over rival Michigan, a stunning upset of Penn State and an emphatic Holiday Bowl rout of No. 21 Washington State. Here’s a quick look back at MSU’s comeback season:

Source: Lansing State Journal

10 months ago

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch grades the Spartans, each position group and the coaches, on a scale of 1 to 10.

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10 months ago

A season that began with almost as many question marks as Mark Dantonio had victories ended with one more exclamation point. Michigan State, Holiday Bowl champion. A 100th victory for Dantonio with the Spartans. A sixth 10-win season in eight years.

Source: Detroit Free Press

10 months ago

Redshirt freshman quarterback Messiah deWeaver announced on Twitter Saturday night that he’s transferring from MSU.

Source: State News

10 months ago

Next season comes with big dreams for Spartans and it should. Ten-win teams never have so much coming back. For example, only one team in college football this season had more than 18 returning starters. That was Syracuse, which returned 21 from a four-win team and won four again, which leads me to the old Jud Heathcote line: “There’s good news and bad news. The good news is we have everyone back from last year. The bad news is we have everyone back from last year.”

Source: Lansing State Journal

10 months ago

Football coaches always look ahead. And there are more reasons for optimism for the Spartans going into this offseason compared to a year ago.

Source: Detroit Free Press

10 months ago

Carson Gatt is playing in his fourth and final Great Lakes Invitational. Mitchell Lewandowski is competing in his first. Gatt, a senior, is eager to end his Michigan State career with a coveted GLI championship. Lewandowski, a freshman, is hoping to help the Spartans start a trend by winning the first of several GLI titles during his stay.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

10 months ago

After a week off from games for Christmas break and some intensive work in practice, Michigan State looked like a team that had addressed some of its few weaknesses and returned even better.

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10 months ago

No. 2 Michigan State’s Joshua Langford holds himself to a high standard. “You see all the great (shooting) guards throughout basketball; they’ve all been two-way players,” Langford, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, said after Friday night’s 111-61 home win over Cleveland State. “Klay Thompson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant. Those guys are great two-way players. That’s what I want to become.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

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10 months ago

The No. 2-ranked Michigan State basketball team, coming off a seven-day layoff since last playing Dec. 21, put together a near-flawless opening half on Friday — shooting 74.2 percent and committing only three turnovers — against overwhelmed Cleveland State, resulting in a 111-61 victory.

Source: Detroit Free Press

10 months ago

The Spartans will meet Michigan Tech in the first semifinal game on Monday at 2:30 p.m. with the winner advancing to the championship game on Tuesday against either Michigan or Bowling Green.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

10 months ago

Michigan State wrestling made a statement on the first day of competition at the South Beach Duals on Friday afternoon, held at the Deerfield Beach Sportsplex in Deerfeld Beach, Florida. The Spartans defeated both Southern Illinois, 31-8 and Franklin & Marshall, 25-12 to finish the day undefeated.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

10 months ago

Tom Izzo’s excitement for Christmas break had nothing to do with what Santa Claus might bring him. No, the Michigan State coach was excited for the gift of extra practice time. When classes are not in session, the NCAA allows college basketball teams to practice more than they typically do during the school year.

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