Men's Basketball landof10.com —  Miles Bridges nearly had his third double-double in eight games this season Tuesday night. But one would have thought Bridges was closer to putting up double goose eggs in Michigan State’s 78-69 loss at No. 5 Duke.
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman and Coach Izzo talk about the first 21 days of the season, and what's next.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  In more than two decades as Michigan State's head coach, Tom Izzo has never had to rely on freshmen more than he has this year. And, about three weeks into the season, after his four newcomers combined to commit 11 of Michigan State's 18 turnovers in a 78-69 loss to Duke, he's just about done treating them like freshmen.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State freshman Miles Bridges grabbed the ball out of the net after a made basket by Duke. He saw Cassius Winston being guarded in front of him. Bridges’ pass went one way, Winston went the other. The Blue Devils scored again, capping their momentum-seizing 11-0 run. That’s the type of night it was for MSU. Again.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Joshua Langford was a five-time (not a typo) Alabama Class 3A Player of the Year, first capturing the award as an eighth-grader in 2011-12. He scored 3,089 points as a prep star at Madison Academy in Alabama, ultimately landing on the 2016 McDonald's All-American team. So, yes, this season has been very odd for him.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Eron Harris scored 14 points for Michigan State (4-4) while freshmen Miles Bridges chipped in 11 points.

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MSU loses to No. 5 Duke, falling to 4-4 overall State News
After over 13,000 miles on the road in nearly a month, including trips to Hawaii, New York City, and the Bahamas, the MSU men’s basketball team (4-4 overall) almost finished the season’s gauntlet in upset fashion as the unranked Spartans fell to No. 5 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium by a final score of 78-69.

Michigan State stumbles at Duke after second-half blitz, falls to 4-4 MLive
Tom Izzo said pulling off a victory at Duke would be a bucket-list win. After 22 years, he'll have to keep on waiting. Michigan State fell 78-69 to the fifth-ranked Blue Devils on Tuesday night, dropping a game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and falling to 4-4 on the season.

Brief lapse proves costly for MSU in loss to Duke Detroit News
For roughly 35 minutes on Tuesday night, Michigan State played with one of the best teams in the nation. But as it has been in several of the Spartans’ losses early in the season, playing a full 40 minutes has eluded them, and at Cameron Indoor Stadium against No. 5 Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, it was a roughly two-minute stretch that determined the outcome.

Michigan State falls to No. 5 Duke, 78-69 Land of 10
Michigan State was even with Duke early in the second half but 4 turnovers contributed to an 11-0 Blue Devils run, and the No. 5 team in the nation pulled away from the Spartans for a 78-69 win Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Michigan State falls apart in second half, falls to Duke, 78-69 Detroit Free Press
Tom Izzo wanted a bucket-list victory. He once again saw the potential and failings of having a talented but young and developing roster. Michigan State went toe-to-toe with Mike Krzyzewski and fourth-ranked Duke, but the Blue Devils used an 11-0 run midway through the second half to pull away to a 78-69 victory on Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Michigan State drops to 4-4 after 78-69 loss to No. 5 Duke isportsweb
Alas, the miserable month of travel full of tough opponents for Michigan State is finally over. After eight games that stretched from Hawaii all the way to the Bahamas, MSU currently holds a 4-4 record after a 78-69 loss to No. 5 Duke Tuesday night. Turnovers were once again a key factor for MSU in the loss. They committed 18 turnovers while Duke turned the ball over just nine times.

With early-season gauntlet complete, Michigan State left with some answers, plenty of questions MLive
Michigan State dropped a 78-69 decision to No. 5 Duke on Tuesday, coming unhinged in a key second-half stretch that turned a tight game into a relatively comfortable win for the Blue Devils.

Talkin' Spartans: Breaking down MSU's loss to Duke
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press / LSJ MSU beat writer Chris Solari analyze the Spartans' 78-69 loss at Duke Tuesday night.

Growing pains sting a bit more for Michigan St. freshmen in Duke loss Detroit Free Press
Miles Bridges is slowly growing accustomed to it. Nick Ward is still adjusting. Duke’s defense kept extra eyes on Michigan State’s two talented freshmen all night Tuesday. And that added attention often frustrated and confounded Bridges and Ward in the Spartans’ 78-69 loss to the fourth-ranked Blue Devils in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Matt Charboneau on MSU's loss at Duke

Couch: Michigan State is anything but an NCAA tournament bubble team Lansing State Journal
I don’t think Michigan State’s basketball players understand the reality of their situation. They aren’t in trouble after their 78-69 loss at fourth-ranked Duke Tuesday night. They aren’t an NCAA tournament bubble team, even if sometimes they’ve played like it early this season. They haven’t dug themselves a hole, even if they think it.

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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The gauntlet is almost complete. Michigan State's basketball schedule this month, considered the toughest in program history and one of the more challenging in recent college basketball memory, closes with a doozy. The Spartans (4-3) take on No. 5 Duke (6-1) in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup at famed Cameron Indoor Stadium.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State freshman guard/forward Miles Bridges has been awarded his second Big Ten weekly honor of the season, as he was named Freshman of the Week by the conference on Tuesday.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  The Spartans’ whirlwind early-season schedule concludes with a trip to Cameron Indoor Arena. As always, Michigan State has put themselves in harms way with a brutal early season schedule. So far the results have been less than desired but far from expected. MSU sits at 4-3 with all three of its losses come to ranked opponents in Arizona, Kentucky and Baylor.
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Men's Basketball tffinots.libsyn.com —  Sam and Rod start out with a discussion of the commitment of promising 2018 point guard Foster Loyer and MSU's recruiting outlook at the point. We then review MSU's up-and-down Bahamas tournament performance and look ahead to the final brutal preseason test: a trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium to face the Duke Blue Devils.


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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  Struggling for their first win against the AP top 25 (0-3), MSU men's basketball (4-3) will face No. 5 Duke Blue Devils (6-1) in their first true road game on Tuesday. This game will end the long standing travel for MSU as the team has already covered trips to Hawaii, New York City and Bahamas.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  MSU is catching Duke at a decent time, though this isn’t a bad time to face MSU, either. If MSU keeps Duke from hitting a barrage of 3s and does a serviceable job on the glass and on Jefferson, this could be a competitive game late.
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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  Michigan State’s season thus far can be described in one word: taxing. The Spartans’ gauntlet of an early season schedule has been talked about countless times, but it must be brought up again. On Tuesday, they fly south to North Carolina and will face one of the best college basketball programs in the country in Duke (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Spartans are coming off their third-place finish in the Battle 4 Atlantis played in the Bahamas over Thanksgiving week.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Tom Izzo said before the season began he’d know plenty about his team by the time it finished with a brutal schedule through the month of November. Heading into the final game of that stretch, the Spartans find themselves out of the AP Top 25, but Izzo believes they’re headed in the right direction as they prepare to face No. 5 Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Cameron Indoor Stadium at 9:30 on Tuesday night.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State travels to Duke for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. This is the Spartans’ third trip to Durham in challenge history, with both previous games being decided by seven points or less. The game will be the sixth road game in the first eight contests for MSU, as the Spartans have already played games in Hawaii, New York, Michigan and the Bahamas.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tum Tum Nairn didn’t guide Michigan State to a Battle 4 Atlantis tournament title. That didn’t make his trip home to the Bahamas any less impactful. “I wanted to win the championship down there,” he said. “But, man, it was such a blessing. Something I’m gonna look back on for the rest of my life. I definitely didn’t take it for granted.”
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo knows the record. He is just 1-9 against Mike Krzyzewski and Duke. He has never won at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Izzo admits that it’s one of his “bucket list” items.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State’s difficult run through the month of November comes to a conclusion on Tuesday night with a trip to No. 5 Duke as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. It’s a place Michigan State has never won and comes against a team coach Tom Izzo has beaten just once, but the atmosphere at Cameron Indoor Stadium, with the “Cameron Crazies,” is one the Spartans will relish.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  A few days and many miles ago, Tom Izzo inserted Joshua Langford into the Michigan State starting lineup, looking to find the freshman's on switch. In the Battle 4 Atlantis, Langford started games against Baylor and Wichita State. He knocked down a few shots in a season-high 23 minutes in the first game, but missed some defensive assignments in what devolved into a blowout loss to the Bears. The next day, he was a non-factor, fouling out in 11 minutes of play.
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