Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State (6-4) seeks its third straight victory during a five-game homestand as it welcomes Tennessee Tech (4-6) in a matinee at the Breslin Center. After today's game, the Spartans will have a full week off before their next contest, which is Sunday, Dec. 18 against Northeastern.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  This is usually the time of year when coach Tom Izzo begins to whittle Michigan State’s rotation and pare minutes. But this is 2016, a year in which nothing can be expected to go as planned. And Izzo continues to tinker with his lineups and combinations while the Spartans wait out injuries and an unprecedented lack of size.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Matchup analysis and a prediction for the Spartans’ home game against the Golden Eagles
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Leave it to Tom Izzo to use football analogies when talking about his Michigan State basketball team, but as he says, there’s no quarterback controversy with the Spartans. What that means is there’s no debate at the point guard position. For now, Izzo will continue to start junior Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn with freshman Cassius Winston coming off the bench. But with the progress Winston has been making the past few games, it could be getting harder for Izzo to stick to that plan.
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman asks Coach Izzo about tomorrow's opponent Tennessee Tech
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Men's Basketball landof10.com —  Tom Izzo set the expectation bar high for Cassius Winston before Winston ever played a game for Michigan State. When the name “Magic Johnson” is thrown around, it’s not done lightly. Winston is starting to show people why Izzo dared link the freshman point guard from Detroit with one of basketball’s greatest players of all time. Winston has 25 assists and just six turnovers in the last three games against Duke, Oral Roberts and Youngstown State as he and the Spartans continue to work on figuring themselves out.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  After an off-day on Wednesday, Michigan State was back on the court Thursday afternoon as it continues to work through the non-conference portion of the season. The Spartans will host Tennessee Tech at 2 p.m. on Saturday and they will still be without freshman forward Miles Bridges as he works his way back from an injured left ankle.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State plays its third straight game at home as the Spartans host Tennessee Tech for the third time in school history. The Spartans are looking to build on Tuesday’s 20-point victory over Youngstown State. Both MSU and TTU enter the contest on a two-game winning streak.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Joshua Langford, Michigan State's crafty freshman shooting guard, scored a season-high 15 points in a win over Youngstown State on Tuesday. Following a flat start to his college career, he finally seemed to fall into a groove. The Spartans were running plays to get him open, and Langford responded by getting to his mark and hitting his shots. He's been rewarded this week by getting ridden only harder by MSU coach Tom Izzo.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Sometimes, it’s good to be home. Especially in December. One of the pitfalls of traveling so many miles over so many days that Michigan State coach Tom Izzo found was the inability for his young team to get significant practice time in between their long fights, games and days off.
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman asks Coach Izzo if he keeps up to date with Spartans now playing professionally
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo wants guards Eron Harris and Matt McQuaid to make more outside shots for the Spartans.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  With blowout wins, they bring flashy plays and big, balanced team performances. Although highlighted by the main guys, it is the little plays that help take teams over the top in big games.
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Men's Basketball landof10.com —  As a kid on the west side of Chicago, one college team stood out to Brandon McCoy more than the rest. “My favorite school was Michigan State growing up,” the 5-star big man told Land of 10. “There was something about Michigan State that I liked.”
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  After starting the season 0-2, Michigan State basketball has won six of eight games, losing only to Baylor and Duke — two top-10 teams — during that time. In fact, the Spartans have only lost to ranked teams this year even though they’ve had scares against Florida Gulf Coast and Oral Roberts.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  In its second game without star freshman forward Miles Bridges, Michigan State looked like a team learning to play without him. The Spartans beat Youngstown State, 77-57, on Tuesday night, pulling away midway through the second half for a comfortable win. Four players scored in double figures, as a young Spartans team utilized its variety of secondary offensive threats in the absence of its primary one.

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Michigan St.'s healthy freshmen lead way over Youngstown State, 77-57 Detroit Free Press
Cassius Winston dished. Nick Ward swished. Joshua Langford splashed. And Miles Bridges wished he could join them. Michigan State’s healthy freshmen took over tonight, guiding the Spartans to a 77-57 victory over Youngstown State at Breslin Center.

MSU defeats Youngstown State in blowout fashion State News
After leading Youngstown State University (5-5 overall) men's basketball team 37-30 at the Breslin Center at halftime, MSU (6-4 overall) defended its lead to earn another victory. A collective effort, the Spartans defeated the Penguins out in blowout fashion, 77-57.

Michigan State breezes past Youngstown State, 77-57 Detroit News
Michigan State continues to adjust to life without Miles Bridges and despite some uneven moments on Tuesday against Youngstown State, the balance the Spartans are seeking continued to emerge. Freshman Joshua Langford scored a career-high 15 points to lead four players in double figures as Michigan State cruised to a 77-57 victory over Youngstown State at the Breslin Center. Senior Eron Harris and freshman Nick Ward each scored 13 points while sophomore Matt McQuaid added 11.

Josh Langford leads way as MSU pulls away from YSU for 77-57 win Spartan Tailgate
Following a close call against Oral Roberts on Saturday, Michigan State basketball bounced back with a confidence-building blowout Tuesday night at Breslin. MSU got 15 points from Joshua Langford, who led four scorers in double figures, as the Spartans pulled away from Youngstown State in the second half for a 75-57 win. Nick Ward added 13 points, as did Eron Harris. He and McQuaid, who scored 11, both shot the ball well in the second half after struggling through the first half and getting benched to start the final 20 minutes.

MSU Freshman Lead Spartans Past Youngstown State Impact Sports
Coming off a close 80-76 win over Oral Roberts, Michigan State (5-4) looked to add another win at home to their resume over Youngstown State (5-4) of the Horizon League. The Spartans would have to do so without star freshman and leading scorer Miles Bridges, as he remains sidelined due to an ankle injury. They did, beating the Penguins 77-57.

Three Takeaways: Spartans top Youngstown State, 77-57 The Only Colors
Michigan State won comfortably Tuesday night against Youngstown State. That in and of itself may not sound like much, but given the team’s youth and health issues it’s a big step in the right direction.

Langford Powers Spartans Past Youngstown State, 77-57 MSUSpartans.com
Josh Langford was challenged by Tom Izzo to play better at both ends of the court, and the freshman responded well enough to satisfy his hard-to-please coach. Langford had a season-high 15 points and improved his play defensively, helping Michigan State bounce back with a 77-57 win over Youngstown State on Tuesday night.

The Freshmen lead the Spartans to win over Penguins isportsweb
“We took another step today but we still have a long way to go.” MSU head coach Tom Izzo stated after the Michigan State Basketball team (6-4) won their second straight game with a 77-57 victory over the Youngstown State Penguins (5-5).

'Shazam': Ex-walk-on Matt Van Dyk grabs nine rebounds for Spartans Detroit Free Press
The ball caromed off the rim, and Matt Van Dyk snagged it and saved it to one of his Michigan State teammates. The Spartans’ fast break went one way, Van Dyk tumbled into a cheerleader while falling out of bounds in the opposite direction. The former walk-on’s senior season keeps getting better.

Couch: Cassius Winston takes over - and that's no small deal
For the first time in his brief Michigan State career, Cassius Winston owned the basketball court Tuesday night. It was his run, the game at his finger tips. He could do seemingly anything he wanted to offensively. “I wouldn’t say I could do ANYTHING, but it’s one of those days where if a man gets open, I’m going to find him,” MSU’s freshman point guard said after a 77-57 win over Youngstown State.

Cassius Winston the catalyst in improved Michigan State offense MLive
Cassius Winston has been making an effort lately to make calculated risks, not reckless ones, to cut down on Michigan State's turnover numbers. Yet there are times to take a stab at a dramatic play, to make a big risk to get a big reward.

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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman asks Coach Izzo about tonight's opponent Youngstown State
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo was not a happy fellow after his team's 80-76 scare against now-1-7 Oral Roberts Saturday afternoon at the Breslin Center. He was highly disappointed in the Spartans' effort level. Look for that to be a point of emphasis as MSU (5-4) takes on Youngstown State (5-4) tonight in the second of five straight games at the Breslin for the Spartans.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State took a step backward Saturday afternoon, as far as head coach Tom Izzo is concerned. The Spartans, saved only by the fact freshmen Cassius Winston and Nick Ward stepped up in a big way, didn't compete as hard as he would have liked in an 80-76 win over Oral Roberts. It wasn't surprising MSU struggled, considering it was the first game without star Miles Bridges, but Izzo was disappointed in the way his team played.
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