Men's Basketball thisisspartablog.com —  In a battle for first place in the Big Ten, Michigan State fell flat against the hot shooting Terrapins, losing 75-59 in embarrassing fashion. The 16 point defeat marks the biggest loss of the season. “That was an inept performance by us on a big stage,” Tom Izzo said. “That doesn’t happen very often. That is on me.” The loss drops the Spartans to 12-6 overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten. In mourning this loss, let’s take a look at the 5 biggest reasons why it happened.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Branden Dawson. An incredibly gifted athlete – he has the ability to change the course of a game in just a matter of seconds. Whether it’s by way of a powerful block or thunderous dunk, you can almost always count on him bringing the crowd to their feet each and every game. Although he does these things very well, there are various other facets of his game in which he struggles more times than not.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The plan from the start of this season was to give Michigan State freshman forward Javon Bess a chance at the starting lineup. Eighteen games into the season, Bess finally walked out onto the floor for the opening tipoff Saturday at Maryland. "It's a blessing, you know, just to be out there to start at Michigan State," Bess said. "Just to be healed as fast as I was, it's a blessing."
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Football freep.com —  The low attrition rate in his program, the consistent recruiting of that program and the accelerated process at large has afforded Mark Dantonio the chance to be very selective with signing day, which is just more than two weeks away. "We're not looking for many guys," Dantonio said Friday of the 2015 class, which is why much of the effort now is getting a jump on 2016 — for example, offering 2016 defensive end Khalid Kareem of Farmington Hills Harrison.
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Women's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  A strange thing happened to Kelsey Kuipers on the way to bring her roommate lunch. She returned home as a member of the Michigan State women's basketball team. "When Suzy Merchant calls you up on the phone," the former volleyball player-turned-high jumper-turned-small forward said, "you can't say no to that."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Graham Couch and Joe Rexrode break down the Spartans' 75-59 loss at Maryland Saturday.
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Men's Tennis onlyfans.cstv.com —  After being defeated by No. 12 Duke in their first dual match of the season, No. 63 Michigan State will look to rebound as it wraps up its North Carolina road trip on Sunday.
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Ice Hockey onlyfans.cstv.com —  Penn State scored four unanswered goals to rally from a 2-1 deficit to defeat the Michigan State hockey team on Saturday, 5-2, at Pegula Ice Arena in University Park, Pennsylvania.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's veteran perimeter players were shown up handily by a freshman and the Spartans saw their three-game win streak snapped in resounding fashion. Michigan State fell on the road, 75-59, to Maryland on Saturday afternoon at Xfinity Center, as its bread-and-butter long-range perimeter game wasn't working and Maryland took the role of the hot-shooting team.

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MSU drops rematch to Maryland 75-59 State News
MSU had plenty of motivation going into Saturday's road rematch against Big Ten newcomer Maryland. But through 40 minutes, the Terrapins proved themselves one of the best teams in the conference. No. 14 Maryland (17-2 overall, 5-1 Big Ten) swept the season series against MSU (12-6, 3-2) Saturday, 75-59. The win comes a couple weeks after beating the Spartans 68-66 at Breslin Center in double overtime on Dec. 30.

No. 14 Maryland downs MSU for second time Detroit News
Michigan State had an entire week to prepare for its rematch with Maryland on Saturday. The way freshman Melo Trimble played, it might not have mattered if the Spartans had a month.

Spartans Lose Road Game to No. 14 Maryland, 75-59 MSUSpartans.com
Branden Dawson had a double-double with 14 points and ten rebounds, but the Spartans fell to No. 14 Maryland 75-59 on Saturday. In this one, Maryland (17-2, 5-1) sank 11 3-pointers and limited the Spartans (12-6, 3-2) to 3-for-17 shooting from beyond the arc. The Spartans shot 46% from the field.

Izzo: "That Was A Shame" 247Sports
Michigan State couldn’t guard Melo Trimble, Branden Dawson couldn’t make a layup and Tom Izzo couldn’t be more disappointed with the way the Spartans played during a 75-59 loss Saturday at Maryland.

Poor guard play, missed layups top Tom Izzo's concerns in Michigan State's 'awful' game vs. Maryland MLive
"One of the poorer performances by a Michigan State team, we were awful," Izzo said after his team lost to Maryland, 75-59. "We didn't make layups. We didn't guard. And I thought one of the better performances by the Maryland team."

Izzo praises Bess as bright spot in ugly Maryland loss Detroit Free Press
"I thought Javon Bess competed better than everybody on our team," Izzo said of the 6-foot-5 freshman, "which is disturbing and upsetting, but that's what I saw. … Javon Bess was, to me, the best player on our team today along with (Matt) Costello -- I mean played the best. Not the best player, played the best. That (lineup) will continue like it is and I'll see if I can clone him and he might start at two positions next week."

Spartans routed 75-59 at Maryland isportsweb
Michigan State’s 16-point loss to Big Ten newcomer Maryland could best be explained with the phrase “same old song and dance”. Free throw shooting, inconsistent play from Branden Dawson, and streaky shooting from the floor are issues that have hurt MSU all year long and tonight’s game was no exception.

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Women's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State now faces Iowa on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. on ESPN2. This is the Spartans first appearance on ESPN2 this season. Counting the game against Illinois on Jan. 15, Michigan State will play four of its next five games at the friendly confines of the Breslin Center.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Saturday's game will mark the fourth true road game of the season for Michigan State and the second in conference play, after the Spartans beat Iowa in Iowa City last Thursday. Over the last six-plus seasons, Michigan State has the best road record in the conference at 34-21.
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Track & Field onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State men's and women's track & field teams were in action on Friday at the Mike Lints Open, hosted by Grand Valley State University.
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Ice Hockey onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State probably deserved a better fate than being held to a 2-2 tie and winning a Big Ten shootout against Penn State on Friday night at Pegula Ice Arena.
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Football mlive.com —  Sports Illustrated picked the Cotton Bowl as one of the Top 10 games of the year, and two other Michigan State games were in the honorable mention category.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State is quickly getting to know one of the Big Ten's newcomers. Two weeks after opening the conference season against one another, Michigan State and Maryland will meet again Saturday (4 p.m., CBS) at the Xfinity Center.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Schilling and Costello have locked themselves in as key contributors. They will be as important as anyone on the roster if MSU (12-5, 3-1 Big Ten) is going to get a new "best win" of the season today at No. 14 Maryland (16-2, 4-1).
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Jake Hildebrand tied a career high with 48 saves as the Michigan State hockey team tied Penn State, 2-2, on Friday night at Pegula Ice Arena in University Park, Pa. The Spartans (7-10-2, 1-2-2-2) won the shootout, 1-0, in three rounds to earn the extra point in the Big Ten standings.


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Swimming & Diving onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State women's swimming and diving team went 1-1 on Friday evening. The Spartans defeated the Thundering Herd of Marshall, 185-115, and fell to the Bowling Green Falcons, 175-125.
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Wrestling onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State wrestling team won four matches against No. 4 Ohio State on Friday night at Jenison Field House, but the Buckeyes still prevailed with a 25-13 victory over the Spartans before a nationally televised audience on BTN.
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Men's Tennis onlyfans.cstv.com —  The No. 63 Michigan State men's tennis team fell to No. 12 Duke in its first match of the season, 7-0, Friday evening at Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center.
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