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Michigan State returns to winning ways by dismantling Indiana MLive
Michigan State left the Breslin Center floor on Saturday night lamenting being out-toughed by Michigan in a loss players called embarrassing. The Spartans team that returned to the floor on Friday night had a new look, and not just because of its new black uniforms. The No. 9 Spartans easily handled Indiana, 85-57, on Friday night at the Breslin Center to return to their winning ways.

 

Spartans get back on track, cruise past Hoosiers Detroit News
Michigan State had nearly a week to stew over the way it had been playing lately, and on Friday night against Indiana, the frustration was wiped away in a performance the Spartans had become accustomed before last week’s woes. After losing two of three — capped by the loss to Michigan at home last Saturday — No. 9 Michigan State got rolling early and cruised to an 85-57 victory over the Hoosiers at the Breslin Center.
 

Miles Bridges, Michigan State return to form with 85-57 win vs. Indiana Detroit Free Press
Things came together early and easily for Michigan State. And for the first time in more than a week, the Spartans sustained their intensity for more than just a few minutes. No. 9 MSU reeled off an 18-0 run midway through the first half and then coasted to an 85-57 victory over Indiana on Friday night at Breslin Center.
 

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 85-57 win over Indiana Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on the Spartans’ 85-57 win over Indiana Friday night at Breslin Center.
 

Michigan State rights ship with 85-57 win over Indiana Spartan Tailgate
No. 9 Michigan State got back to its winning ways Friday night with an 85-57 victory over Indiana at Breslin Center. The Spartans used an 18-0 first-half run to open an early lead and never looked back. Miles Bridges led all scorers with 22 points, while Nick Ward added 18 points and 13 rebounds. Matt McQuaid finished with 11 points and knocked down two 3-pointers, and Cassius Winston and Jaren Jackson Jr. also reached double digits with 10 points each. Winston also added eight assists and just one turnover.
 

No. 9 Spartans get back on the winning track in rout of Indiana Impact Sports
Coming off a six-day break following an embarrassing home loss to its hated rival, Michigan State men’s basketball sent a message to its doubters Friday night. Clad in alternate black and neon-green uniforms, the No. 9 Spartans ran away from visiting Indiana, 85-57. Led by 22 points from Miles Bridges, five players scored in double figures for Tom Izzo’s team.
 

No. 9 MSU rebounds from recent struggles in rout of Indiana State News
No. 9 MSU successfully rebounded from their disappointing home loss to rival Michigan last week, blowing out Indiana, 85-57, Friday night at the Breslin Center. The Spartan’ offense operated more efficiently against the Hoosiers than it did in the team’s recent games. The team connected on 54 percent of its field goals on Friday after shooting it at no better than 45 percent in each of its previous three contests.
 

Michigan State finds ‘redemption’ with fine-tuned blowout of Indiana Detroit Free Press
Things came together early and easily for Michigan State. And for the first time in more than a week, the Spartans sustained their intensity for more than just a few minutes. No. 9 MSU reeled off an 18-0 run midway through the first half and then coasted to an 85-57 victory over Indiana on Friday night at Breslin Center.
 

Couch: Matt McQuaid was great for Michigan State vs. Indiana – so why isn’t he more often? Lansing State Journal
There are games when I think Matt McQuaid could be an All-Big Ten player. Then there are weeks when I forget about him. Man, was McQuaid good Friday night in Michigan State’s 85-57 win over Indiana. So good that it leads to the question – why can’t he be this every night? “Sometimes McQuaid gets in his own way,” MSU assistant coach Mike Garland said. That means, gets in his own head. When McQuaid believes, all things are possible
 

Nick Ward impresses Indiana coach Archie Miller Detroit Free Press
Archie Miller had high praise for Nick Ward. Especially after Michigan State’s sophomore forward went over, through and around the new Indiana coach’s defense for much of Friday night. Ward scored 18 points on 7 of 9 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season in MSU’s 85-57 victory at Breslin Cente
 

Spartans put priority on getting Ward involved early Detroit News
Michigan State entered Friday’s game with two primary goals on offense — get the ball to center Nick Ward on the block and pump some energy into the fast break. At least one of those goals was accomplished in No. 9 Michigan State’s 85-57 victory over Indiana at the Breslin Center as Ward scored 18 points on 7-for-9 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season.
 

After an intense week of practice, Michigan State emerges looking like old self MLive
After the Spartans’ Saturday loss to Michigan, they hit a five-day scheduled break from games. Coaches challenged players during that stretch with practices players described as intense and heavy on rebounding and defense drills.
 

Takeaways from Michigan State Basketball’s win over Indiana isportsweb
This is the game Michigan State fans have wanted to see for a while now. They destroyed Indiana, defeating the Hoosiers by a final score of 85-57. The Spartans are now 2-2 over their last four games, but this has to feel good. The Hoosiers had no answer for the MSU bigs and couldn’t find enough offense to keep pace. Here are a few takeaways from the game.