Michigan State rebounds with resounding win over Wisconsin in Cassius Winston’s record night Spartans Wire
Before tip all eyes in the Breslin Center were trained on Cassius Winston and for good reason. The dynamic senior point guard entered the night just four assists shy of setting a new school and Big Ten record. The team knew it. The fans knew it. Wisconsin certainly knew it.
Cassius Winston breaks assists record in Michigan State’s 67-55 win over Wisconsin Detroit Free Press
The senior point guard passed another Spartan legend, Mateen Cleaves, to become the Big Ten’s all-time assist leader in a 67-55 victory over Wisconsin at Breslin Center. The senior point guard recorded his 817th career assist with a pick-and-roll lob to Xavier Tillman for an alley-oop dunk with 6:23 to play in the second half. Cleaves, who watched the assist while sitting opposite MSU’s bench and presented Winston with a ceremonial ball for his achievement after the game, held the record since 2000.
Michigan State thumps Wisconsin, Winston sets Big Ten assist mark Detroit News
Michigan State was glad to be back at home on Friday night. The Breslin Center provided the perfect place for the Spartans to forget the blowout loss at Purdue on Sunday, and on the way to a 67-55 victory over Wisconsin, the home crowd got to appreciate Cassius Winston handing out his 817th career assist, breaking the Big Ten and program record established by Mateen Cleaves.
Supporting cast shines as Michigan State tops Wisconsin Spartan Tailgate
On a night when the subtext centered on the likelihood that Cassius Winston would become the Michigan State and Big Ten career assists leader, the Spartans made the strongest argument yet that there’s more to them more than their star point guard.
Cassius Winston becomes Big Ten’s assist leader as Michigan State tops Wisconsin MLive.com
By the time Cassius Winston became the Big Ten’s career leader in assists, the Breslin Center was already in celebration mode. The Spartans’ point guard recorded his 817th career assist to become the school and conference’s career leader in the category during Michigan State’s 67-55 win over Wisconsin on Friday night at the Breslin Center.
Michigan State shows it is more than the Cassius Winston show Detroit Free Press
On a night when Cassius Winston set the Big Ten record for all-time assists, his Michigan State basketball teammates showed they could win without him. For while Winston set the record held by Mateen Cleaves, he didn’t do much else right. Whether tired legs or just plain tired, Winston played without his usual zip and zest, front-rimming most of his shots and mistiming several of his pass attempts early.
No. 15 Michigan State welcomes Wisconsin to the Breslin Center tonight (7 PM, FS1) in a matchup of first and second place teams in the Big Ten. MSU is looking to bounce back after suffering their first conference loss at the hands of Purdue last Sunday and the Badgers, 6-1 in their last seven are looking to keep the good times rolling.
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Cassius Winston enters Friday night’s game against Wisconsin needing four assists to pass Mateen Cleaves to become the program’s all-time assist leader. Cleaves currently holds the record at 816 and Winston sits with 813 assists.
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Following a blowout loss to Purdue, The Michigan State Spartans look to rebound at home tonight against the Wisconsin Badgers. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. EST at the Breslin Center and will be broadcast on FS1. To help us get a better glimpse into what this Wisconsin team has to offer, I spoke with Drew Hamm, site manager at Bucky’s 5th Quarter — SB Nation’s quintessential website for all things Wisconsin Badgers.
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During his presentation Friday at the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Clinic at the Lansing Center, Mark Dantonio talked about change being inevitable. However, more than three weeks after the Spartans’ season ended with a victory in the Pinstripe Bowl, there has been no indication Dantonio is planning to make any adjustments to his staff. Following his presentation, he refused to speak to reporters, further prolonging the guessing game.
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While Michigan State is coming off its latest dose of the reality of life on the road in the Big Ten, it soon will get another shot to prove the blowout loss at Purdue on Sunday was an outlier. That comes next week as the Spartans hit the road for back-to-back games with Indiana and Minnesota. Before that, though, they’ll have to prove they can still take care of business at home against one of the hottest teams in the Big Ten.
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Silence from Mark Dantonio in January used to be a good thing for Michigan State’s football program. The absence of noise was comforting to a fan base that trusted its coach wholeheartedly. The chaos of hirings and firings was for less stable programs, programs still trying to find their way. Never before in the Dantonio era have I seen MSU’s fan base yearn so intensely for a taste of that chaos. They’d settle right now for signs of life. The silence is becoming maddening.
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One team is coming off an exhilarating win over another ranked team. The other is processing a rare moment of complete dysfunction. Both No. 14 Michigan State and visiting Wisconsin, however, enter Friday’s game at Breslin Center as two of the hottest teams atop the jumbled Big Ten standings.
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The Badgers are 6-1 since Ohio State transfer Micah Potter became eligible in late December, including wins at Tennessee (by 20), at Ohio State, at Penn State and against Maryland, with their lone loss coming by one point at home to Illinois.
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Sophomore guard Nia Clouden’s old-fashioned three-point play with 14 seconds remaining led the Michigan State women’s basketball team past Ohio State, 68-65, Thursday at the Breslin Center. The guard also hit a pair of free throws with six seconds left to seal the win.
Michigan State’s men’s basketball team returns back to the Breslin Center to play Wisconsin on Friday, Jan. 17. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. The game will air live on FS1, with Gus Johnson and Donny Marshall calling all of the action.
Lansing State Journal sports columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari, along with host Phil Friend, discuss the latest in Spartan news.
Matt Charboneau and Casey Harrison discuss Michigan State’s football program and the possibility of coaching changes on Mark Dantonio’s staff and they look back at the basketball team’s 29-point loss against Purdue and they preview Friday’s game against Wisconsin.
Michigan State wrestling returns to action this weekend at home with a pair of Big Ten duals inside Jenison Field House. The Spartans (4-4, 0-2 B1G) square off against No. 5 Minnesota on Friday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. and follow with a matchup against Maryland on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. Friday’s dual will stream live on BTN+, and Sunday’s dual will be nationally televised on the Big Ten Network.
Without question, Michigan State is the most improved team in the Big Ten this season, and one of the most improved in the nation. The Spartans were picked to finish seventh (last) in the conference in the 2019-20 Big Ten Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Wisconsin was picked third, behind Penn State and Notre Dame, and started the season ranked No. 16 in the U.S. College Hockey Online Poll.
Danton Cole and his Spartan hockey team find themselves in a position not many people thought they would be in as the second semester gets underway. The No. 20 Spartans are in a position where if they finish the season strong, they could find themselves in the 16-team NCAA tournament with a shot to play in the Frozen Four in Detroit. This is shocking after losing Taro Hirose and Zach Osburn last year and playing one of the hardest schedules in Division I hockey.
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The Spartans are back on the upswing with a win against Wisconsin on Jan. 12, arguably their most complete game this season. Defense and hustle from the tip to the final buzzer proved key to their win. Even with the win against the Badgers, this team is banged up and a shell of the well-rounded roster they had at the beginning of the season.
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The new year has brought what amounts to a parade of difficult opposing big man assignments for Michigan State’s frontcourt. First came Illinois and Kofi Cockburn, who at 7-foot, 290 pounds is a top-10 scorer and top-five rebounder in the Big Ten. Minnesota brought Daniel Oturu, the Big Ten’s leading rebounder, and second-leading scorer, followed by a 14-point per game scorer in Michigan’s Jon Teske.