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 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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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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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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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State is convinced it's a better team than the first time it faced Maryland. For the Spartans' sake, that better be the case with the 14th-ranked Terrapins on tap today at the XFINITY Center. That's because in the double-overtime home loss Dec. 30, some of the numbers were ugly.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  The Michigan State Spartans look to tie their longest winning streak of the season on Saturday, but in order to do so, they will need to knock off the only team with a better record in the conference. The Spartans (12-5, 3-1) travel to the Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. to take on the Maryland Terrapins (16-2, 4-1) in the Terrapins inaugural season in the Big Ten.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Former Michigan State Flintstone Morris Peterson has started a new chapter in his career. Peterson joined the basketball broadcast staff in Canada for The Sports Network (TSN) as an analyst for the Toronto Raptors. He worked his first game Wednesday, Jan. 14, as the Raptors defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 100-84.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  After a mid-week bye, Michigan State travels to Maryland for a rematch of the conference opener, as the Terrapins defeated the Spartans in double overtime less than three weeks ago. MSU and UMD are two of five teams with just one Big Ten defeat.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  His first name is Cassius, but U-D Jesuit junior point guard Cassius Winston has more in common with physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton than he does with boxing legend Cassius Clay, who later became Muhammad Ali.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Travis Trice's moment is coming two years later than expected. But the Michigan State senior point guard is taking the glass-half-full mentality to a late-career emergence: better that it came late than never at all. "This is where I felt I should have been at in between my sophomore and my junior year," Trice said Thursday. "There's no sense in crying over spilled milk. I'm just happy that I actually got a chance to be healthy and get to play. I'm not complaining at all."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  If he's coming off the bench, Bryn Forbes is OK with it. "There are a lot of advantages to it," the Michigan State junior guard said Thursday of a possible switch with freshman Javon Bess taking his spot. "It brings another scorer off the bench."
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  Since a conference opening loss to Maryland on Dec. 30, MSU has won three straight Big Ten games in three different ways. The first came in an all-around dominating 20-point win over Indiana.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  His voice can be heard everywhere the Golden State Warriors go. During games, he antagonizes opponents and challenges teammates. In the huddle, he shouts at coaches one moment and shares a laugh with them the next. And in practice, he barks at individuals not hustling and respects only those who earn it.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  “There aren’t many people like Day-Day,” Izzo said. “The white-collar people, the blue-collar people, the yoopers. Everybody loves Day-Day because he’s real, he’s regular. He’s tough and he plays hard and he is gonna be the poster child for play the right way, play hard and good things are gonna happen.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "The starting guys are probably the best players right now, so somebody that's the best player may not start because I need a rotation," Izzo said. "I need a scorer coming off the bench, I can't have two or three non-shooters in there at the same time."
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