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Frontcourt depth wouldn’t have fallen under a strength for Michigan State in any preseason magazine. After having all sorts of options up front last season, the Spartans entered the 2018-19 season relying heavily on Nick Ward and Xavier Tillman with some help from the versatile Kenny Goins. After that, any depth would be lacking significantly in the experience department.

Source: Detroit News

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Nick Ward isn’t expected to miss an extended period of for what the team is calling a non-severe low ankle sprain suffered on Wednesday night in Michigan State’s win over Louisiana-Monroe. But he did miss 32 minutes of gameplay on Wednesday after suffering the injury. And without him, the rest of the Michigan State frontcourt rotation players — Kenny Goins, Xavier Tillman, Marcus Bingham, and Thomas Kithier — got what could be some much-needed experience down the road should Ward have to sit due to foul trouble.

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Winston leads second-half surge against Louisiana Monroe Spartan Tailgate
As Michigan State’s shooting percentage plummeted further and further south, it was the guy who steers the offense turning everything around. Junior point guard Cassius Winston had 14 points in the first 3:08 of the second half of Wednesday’s game against Louisiana Monroe, navigating the Spartans through a putrid early shooting performance to an 80-59 victory.

Spartans overcome Warhawks in second half Impact Sports
The No. 11 Michigan State men’s basketball team played its second of a three-game homestand Wednesday night against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. The last time MSU and ULM faced off was in 2007, MSU came away with the win, 83-65. Now the third time they met, the Spartans sealed another win in the second half, 80-59.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 80-59 win over Louisiana-Monroe Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on Michigan State’s 80-59 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Wednesday night at Breslin Center.

Michigan State basketball suffers setback in 80-59 win vs. Louisiana Monroe Detroit Free Press
Nick Ward went out. Cassius Winston stepped up. Michigan State’s point guard scored 14 points in the first 3-plus minutes of the second half, including three straight 3-pointers, to lift the 11th-ranked Spartans to an 80-59 victory over Louisiana Monroe on Wednesday night at Breslin Center.

Ward suffers leg injury as MSU rolls past Louisiana-Monroe Detroit News
Michigan State got a win on Wednesday night, but it appears it also got a little bit lucky. Cassius Winston scored 23 to lead the Spartans to an 80-59 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at Breslin Center, but junior big man Nick Ward suffered an injury to his right leg less than 8 minutes into the game. Ward appeared to be favoring his ankle as he hopped off the floor on his left leg straight to the locker room.

Cassius Winston saves Michigan State from slow start in win over Louisiana-Monroe MLive.com
Michigan State had lost its best big man to injury and was in an epic shooting slump, hanging on to a slim lead at home against a low-major opponent. Enter Cassius Winston. The Spartans junior point guard went on an early second-half scoring burst to lead No. 11 Michigan State out of the doldrums and to an 80-59 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Wednesday night at the Breslin Center.

Nick Ward suffers ankle sprain in win over Louisiana Monroe MLive.com
Nick Ward suffered a low-ankle sprain in Michigan State’s win over Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday night, and while Michigan State said the injury is not serious it’s unknown if the starting big man will miss any game time. Spartans coach Tom Izzo said Ward was still “limping around” with a swollen ankle after the game and that he’ll know more on Thursday, but emphasized multiple times that the injury isn’t expected to be long-term.

MSU takes down ULM Spartan Nation
The #11 Michigan State Spartans improved their record on the season to 2-1 with an 80-59 win over the University of Louisiana Monroe. The Eagles are expected to compete for their conference and get to the big dance

Winston’s Big Second Half Helps Lead Michigan State Past ULM, 80-59 Michigan State Official
Cassius Winston (Detroit, Mich./University of Detroit Jesuit) scored 18 of his team-high 23 points in the second half as No. 11 Michigan State pulled away from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) en route to an 80-59 win at the Breslin Center Wednesday night.

Michigan State needed Cassius Winston and he delivered another second-half takeover MLive.com
When Michigan State came out of the locker room for the second half on Wednesday against Louisiana-Monroe, it did so without an injured Nick Ward. Less than a minute into that half, Joshua Langford was called for his third foul and went to the bench. That left only one of Michigan State’s three junior returning starters on the floor: point guard Cassius Winston.

Cassius Winston lifts team to win over Louisiana Monroe Detroit Free Press
Nick Ward went out, and Michigan State got to learn what life would be like without their big man. But it was little man Cassius Winston who made the biggest impact for the Spartans. MSU’s 6-foot point guard scored 14 points in the first 3-plus minutes of the second half, including three straight 3-pointers, to lift the 11th-ranked Spartans to a 80-59 victory over Louisiana Monroe on Wednesday night at Breslin Center.

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Tom Izzo and the Michigan State coaching staff have officially added two players to the Spartans’ basketball class of 2019. Mark Rocket Watts Jr., a senior four-star combo guard from Geneva (Ohio) Spire Academy, and Malik Hall, a senior four-star power forward from Wichita (Kan.) Sunrise Christian, both signed their letters of intent to Michigan State on Wednesday.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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Michigan State basketball is putting the full-court press on Vernon Carey Jr., ranked as high as No. 1 overall in the country for the 2019 class.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Michigan State’s 2019 recruiting class could end up being one of the highest-rated classes in Tom Izzo’s tenure and could include the highest-rated recruit the program has ever signed.But Spartans fans will have to wait longer than usual to find out if that will be the case. And so will its head coach, which he admits will be a struggle. “Patience is a great virtue that I don’t have,” Izzo said.

Source: MLive.com

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The Warhawks are coming off a competitive 65-55 loss at Texas on Monday night. They played that game without their leading scorer, sharpshooting guard Daishon Smith, a Wichita State transfer, who was out with a hamstring injury. His status for Tuesday night is unclear.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Michigan State’s men’s basketball team plays the second of a three-game homestand on Wednesday, Nov .14, hosting the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) at the Breslin Center. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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Being able to do a little bit of everything is the sort of role Tillman relishes, one he hopes to expand when Michigan State hosts Louisiana Monroe.

Source: Detroit News

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Tom Izzo is not a huge fan of analytics to judge performance. So don’t tell him Michigan State is plus-19 in two games this season. All he sees are the 193 points the 11th-ranked Spartans have given up so far. Just ask Kenny Goins, who drew a face full of Izzo’s wrath for a missed assignment early in Sunday night’s game against Florida Gulf Coast.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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The Warriors have suspended Draymond Green without pay for Tuesday’s game against Atlanta following his heated verbal exchange with Kevin Durant.

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We are just a week into the MSU basketball season, and only two games down, so obviously it is hard to draw any conclusions from such a small sample size. Still it is worth taking a look at the first two games to see if anything sticks out. The Spartans played the number one team in the country, and then a lesser opponent in more of a tune up type game.

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After Wednesday’s game against Louisiana-Monroe and Sunday’s game against Tennessee Tech, the Spartans will move onto a 17-day portion of its schedule that will feature six games against high-major competition.

Source: MLive.com

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Recap of Kansas and FGCU, Preview of Louisiana Monroe. Special Guest – Sr. Guard Matt McQuaid

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There is a new, yet familiar, face behind Tom Izzo’s bench these days. Former assistant coach Doug Wojcik is back at Michigan State basketball helping Izzo in an advisory role similar to what Brian Gregory did during the 2016-17 season. However, there might be more on Wojcik’s agenda than just being a sounding board.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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At one point Sunday night during Michigan State’s victory over Florida Gulf Coast, Spartans coach Tom Izzo was assessed a technical foul. Nothing out of the ordinary there. Izzo has never been one to keep his feelings to himself, especially with the officials.“Definitely earned,” Izzo said after the Spartans 106-82 victory. “Immaturity on my part.”

Source: Detroit News

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The Spartans used a much more fluid offensive attack to take over the game with an early 20-point lead and never looked back. Junior Nick Ward led MSU with 25 points while Joshua Langford, Cassius Winston and Matt McQuaid each scored in double figures.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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Nick Ward recorded 25 points in his team’s 24-point win but finished at minus-one in the plus-minus column. That means when Ward was on the floor, his team was outscored by one point.

Source: MLive.com

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