January 5th, 2017

Miles Bridges had six points and six rebounds in a 17-minute return from an ankle injury and Eron Harris scored 24 points, helping Michigan State beat Rutgers 93-65 Wednesday night.The Spartans (11-5, 3-0 Big Ten) have won four straight.

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Bridges returns as Spartans bury Rutgers State News
Freshman forward Miles Bridges made his first appearance for MSU men’s basketball (11-5 overall, 3-0) against Rutgers (11-5 overall, 0-3) since competing against then-No. 5 Duke on Nov. 29. The Spartans would defeat the Scarlet Knights 93-65.

Miles Bridges returns, Michigan State cruises past Rutgers, 93-65 Detroit Free Press
The moment Tom Izzo and Miles Bridges waited more than a month for came a little more than four minutes into Wednesday’s game against Rutgers. The moment Michigan State’s fans waited for arrived 16 seconds later, when the star freshman elevated off a backdoor cut and caught a lob from Matt McQuaid for a two-handed alley-oop. Welcome back.

Spartans Win Fourth Straight in Blowout Fashion Impact Sports
Michigan State began 2017 much like it finished 2016: pulling away late from a testy Big Ten foe. The Spartans took most of the game to deliver the knockout punch that the 2015-16 squad often did before halftime, but they emerged victorious over Rutgers 93-65 Wednesday at the Breslin Center.

Three Takeaways: Spartans steamroll Rutgers in Miles Bridges’ Return The Only Colors
Yeah, yeah Michigan State rolled and Miles Bridges is back cramming on fools and the team played its best all-around game in weeks blah blah blah. WHO CARES! Joking, but the most important return of night was clearly that of The Four Factors! Here they are, courtesy of a man you all know and love, Joe Tuohey.

Miles Bridges returns as Michigan State blows by Rutgers MLive
Michigan State’s star freshman returned at last, but it was the struggling senior’s breakout offensive performance that led to an easy night. The Spartans cruised to a 93-65 win over Rutgers behind 24 points from Eron Harris. The win moved Michigan State to 3-0 in the Big Ten, its best conference start in three years, and 11-5 overall.

Returning Bridges gives Spartans spark in win Detroit News
There wasn’t much of a buzz at Breslin Center on Wednesday night when Michigan State hosted Rutgers. It was the final home game before students returned to campus, and with the Izzone missing, so was the energy. Enter Miles Bridges, the star freshman who had missed the last seven games with an ankle injury.

Michigan State rolls Rutgers, 93-65, as Miles Bridges returns to lineup Land of 10
Miles Bridges returned to the Michigan State lineup and Eron Harris scored 24 points as the Spartans won their fourth game in the row, beating Rutgers 93-65 Wednesday night at the Breslin Center. Harris, Nick Ward (15) and Matt McQuaid (12) all scored in double figures but it was the return from a high ankle sprain by Bridges that was the highlight of the game

Spartans roll over Rutgers and move to 3-0 in Big Ten play isportsweb
It has been more than a month since the Michigan State fans have seen #22 in the green and white glide above the rims and rock the Breslin Center. In Miles Bridges’s return to the MSU lineup it was an old face who stole the show as Eron Harris led the way to a 93-65, victory over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to move the Michigan State Basketball team to 3-0 in conference play.

Eron Harris scores 24 to lead MSU to 93-65 win over Rutgers Spartan Tailgate
Miles Bridges returned, as did Eron Harris’ 3-point shot, and Michigan State beat Rutgers 93-65 Wednesday at Breslin Center. Harris poured in 24 points to lead all scorers, marking his first double-digit scoring effort of Big Ten play. The senior guard went 7-for-12 from the field, including 5-for-8 from behind the 3-point line and knocked down 5-of-5 free throws. His five 3-pointers were also his first in conference action, as he was 9-for-32 from deep in the previous seven games.

Couch: Miles Bridges’ biggest impact is on the rest of MSU’s roster Lansing State Journal
Miles Bridges might have had nothing to do with Wednesday’s outcome. Rutgers has a way of making it impossible to tell. But he will effect outcomes. You could see that much during Michigan State’s 93-65 stress-free win over the Scarlet Knights.

What Tom Izzo said after Michigan State’s 93-65 win against Rutgers, Miles Bridges’ return Land of 10
Michigan State continued its winning ways Wednesday night with a 93-65 win against Rutgers at the Breslin Center. It was the Spartans’ fourth consecutive win and their seventh victory in the last eight games, improving them to 11-5 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten.

Harris, McQuaid take off with return of Bridges Detroit News
With Miles Bridges back in the lineup, there was a concern for Michigan State on how it would integrate its star player back into the flow of the game. After Wednesday’s 93-65 victory over Rutgers at Breslin Center, it appears the Spartans have little to worry about. In fact, if it means guards Eron Harris and Matt McQuaid play the way they did against the Scarlet Knights the rest of the season, then the Spartans might just be hitting their stride.

Eron Harris hits shots; McQuaid, Goins improve Detroit Free Press
All of the buzz revolved around Miles Bridges. Quietly, Eron Harris slid back into Michigan State’s starting lineup and produced his best game since the freshman’s ankle injury.

Video: Matt Charboneau on Michigan State’s win over Rutgers Detroit News

Video: Talkin’ Spartans: On Miles Bridges’ return in win against Rutgers
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press / LSJ MSU beat writer Chris Solari analyze Miles Bridges’ first game back from a high-ankle sprain and the Spartans’ lopsided win over Rutgers