February 3rd, 2017

Tom Izzo continues to seek and demand more and more from players not named Miles Bridges.The fabulous freshman was his usual self on Thursday night, but his Michigan State teammates stole the show with one of the most complete performances this season in a 72-61 win at Nebraska.

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Michigan State takes care of business in Nebraska, picks up key Big Ten road win MLive
Tom Izzo said Michigan State was on high alert for Nebraska this week. The Huskers were coming off a home win over Purdue and ready to host MSU on Thursday. The Spartans were ready, indeed.

Five Spartans score double-figures as MSU records first road win since Dec. 27 against Nebraska State News
Nick Ward was left out of the starting lineup for the first time in 10 games for the Spartans (14-9 overall, 6-4 Big Ten), but played limited minutes as the Spartans earned their first road win since Dec. 27 by defeating Nebraska (10-12 overall, 4-6 Big Ten) Thursday, 72-61.

Spartans can’t miss in landslide victory over Huskers isportsweb
The Michigan State Basketball team (14-9, 6-4) played with a certain type of urgency, a certain type of swagger that we have no seen at all this season, Thursday night against Nebraska (10-12, 4-6). It was almost as if Tom Izzo had his squad smelling March on the horizon. For one of the first times in the Big Ten portion of this basketball season the Spartans were able to put everything together in a 72 to 61 victory.

Michigan State rides ball movement, hot shooting to 72-61 road win against Nebraska Land of 10
Michigan State is getting things rolling once again, grabbing its second consecutive win with a 72-61 road victory over Nebraska at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday night.

Hot shooting, defense leads MSU to 72-61 win over Nebraska Spartan Tailgate
Behind hot perimeter shooting and a balanced attack, Michigan State picked up its first road win since the Big Ten opener in December by beating Nebraska 72-61 Thursday in Lincoln. Miles Bridges scored 16 points to lead the Spartans, who had five players in double figures and another player finish with nine points.

Hot-shooting Michigan State blasts Nebraska Detroit News
Michigan State said it was on high alert heading into Thursday night’s matchup with Nebraska, especially with the Cornhuskers coming off an upset of Purdue. It proved to be the right approach as Michigan State played arguably its best road game of the season to cruise past Nebraska, 72-61, at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Highlights, recap at Nebraska Spartan Avenue
Michigan State went the entire month of December without a road victory and that all changed on Thursday night as the Spartans defeated Nebraska, 72-61, in Lincoln. The Cornhuskers had been a thorn in Michigan State’s side for the past few years and the Spartans came out hot and didn’t look back.

Michigan State pulls away from Nebraska in 72-61 win MSUSpartans.com
Miles Bridges scored 16 points to lead five Michigan State players in double figures, and Michigan State shot 63 percent in the second half to pull away from Nebraska for a 72-61 victory on Thursday night. The Spartans (14-9, 6-4 Big Ten), who beat Michigan on Sunday, won consecutive games for the first time since December and ended a three-game losing streak against the Cornhuskers (10-12, 4-6).

Michigan State sees the 3s fall vs. Nebraska, but defense carries the day MLive
Michigan State won its second true road game of the season on Thursday, 72-61, over Nebraska. Some immediate observations from Pinnacle Bank Arena

What he said: Tom Izzo sees a team getting better after 72-61 road win against Nebraska Land of 10
Tom Izzo wants to make sure of one thing as the season goes on: That his team is getting better. A 72-61 road win on Thursday against a 10-12 Nebraska team that has now lost six of its last seven games might not be the best indicator, but Izzo didn’t look at it that way following the game.

Illness doesn’t stop Goins, Ward from scoring Detroit Free Press
There are no more excuses for Nick Ward and Kenny Goins. Two of Michigan State’s three tallest players battled through illness Thursday night and combined for 20 points in the Spartans’ 72-61 win at Nebraska.