No. 15 Michigan State swept No. 51 Liberty to kick off the Diablo College Tennis Invitational Friday, victorious by a score of 4-0 to get back in the win column and improve to 13-1 on the season.
Michigan State softball split a pair of games on its first day at the Chanticleer Showdown on Friday afternoon, defeating Iona, 7-0, and falling to Coastal Carolina, 5-1, at Wade-Lott Field at St. John Stadium. A split pushes Michigan State’s record to 9-10 in non-conference action.
Michigan State’s men’s basketball team returns to the court for the first time in six days, traveling to play at No. 2/3 Purdue in its second-to-last regular season game of the season on Saturday, March 2 (FOX, 8 p.m.). The Spartans, coming off a 60-57 loss to Ohio State at home, have won three of the last five games, eight of the last 12 and 13 of the last 19 games overall. The game will air live on FOX, with Jason Benetti and Jim Jackson calling all of the action.
Tyson Walker rarely talks about his body. It’s neither in his nature to complain about being hurt, nor does he dial back his aggressive style of play if he isn’t feeling 100%. The kind of feisty, scrappy player Tom Izzo loves.
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With five players in double figures, Michigan State women’s basketball sent seniors Moira Joiner and Tory Ozment out in style with a wire-to-wire win against Illinois, 87-70, Thursday night at the Breslin Center. The Spartans improve to 21-7 overall and 11-6 in Big Ten games, winning four straight.
No. 8 Michigan State gymnastics (12-3, 9-0 B1G) returns to non-conference action for the final three weeks of the regular season beginning Friday, March 1 against New Hampshire at 7 p.m. in Jenison Field House. The meet will serve as the Spartans’ annual Breast Cancer Awareness Meet, with live streaming available on B1G+.
15th ranked men’s tennis will look to rebound, taking on three talented opponents between Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Diablo College Tennis Invitational, opening the tournament against No. 51 Liberty on Friday at 3 p.m..
Fresh off a pair of mid-week victories over Campbell and UNC Wilmington, Michigan State softball remains on the road this upcoming weekend at the Chanticleer Showdown hosted by Coastal Carolina. Action kicks off on Friday, March 1 when MSU meets Iona at 12:00 p.m. The Spartans are scheduled for five games over the weekend before returning to East Lansing.
Who would have predicted that two of the bottom rung teams in the Big Ten from a year ago would be competing for the regular season title in the final series of this season? Michigan State and Wisconsin, currently 5th and 4th in the Pairwise, respectively, have been terrific stories all season long, and it’s fitting that first place in the Big Ten will be decided when these two clubs face off in Madison this weekend.
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Michigan State baseball bats erupted to the tune of 21 hits as the Spartans blasted Georgia, 19-6 in a seven-inning run-rule Victory for MSU Wednesday night at UGA’s Foley Field. It was the Spartans’ first win over an SEC team since beating Auburn, 3-0, on March 5, 2016.
A late offensive surge helped Michigan State softball come from behind to defeat UNC Wilmington, 10-6, on Wednesday night at Boseman Field. The Spartans trailed 4-2 early but a six-run seventh inning broke the game open.
The conversation began about offensive spacing with Mady Sissoko on the floor against Ohio State late in Sunday’s game. But Tom Izzo knew where it was going, and quickly turned it around to one of Michigan State basketball’s other big men. “Get to your question,” Izzo said after practice Wednesday. “Why aren’t you playing Booker or why didn’t you play Booker?’”
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Michigan State Men’s Tennis’ Ronald Hohmann III was named Big Ten Men’s Tennis Co-Player of the Week on Wednesday, Feb. 28, for his clutch efforts that led No. 16 MSU to the Blue Gray Classic final over the weekend.
Michigan State graduate student Heath Baldwin was selected to compete in the heptathlon at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Boston, Mass. in two weeks’ time on Friday and Saturday, March 8-9.
Michigan State women’s basketball will play its final regular-season home game against Illinois on Thursday, Feb. 29 at 8 p.m. The Spartans will also celebrate its two seniors in the Leap Day game, as MSU says goodbye to Moira Joiner and Tory Ozment. Sloane Martin and Meghan McKeown will be on the call for the Big Ten Network.
Michigan State heads to Madison, Wis. for its largest regular-season weekend in recent memory. MSU (49 points) and Wisconsin (47 points) both have an opportunity to clinch a Big Ten title – the Spartans need to claim two points to share the crown and three points to earn the title outright. Michigan State owns a slim edge in the all-time series with the Badgers, 66-63-4, which includes an MSU sweep in November, 4-2 and 3-2.
Denzel Valentine is one of the most iconic college basketball players ever, playing four seasons for the Michigan State University Spartans. He became just the fourth MSU player to ever record a triple-double, won the 2016 AP Player of the Year, and competed in the NCAA Tournament — a.k.a March Madness — in every year of his Spartan career.
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