February 8th, 2017

Tom Izzo ran the gamut of facial expressions Tuesday night, and none of them expressed satisfactions as his Spartans (14-10, 6-5 Big Ten) fell 86-57 on the road to Michigan (15-9, 5-6). The Spartans saw their two-game winning streak squashed as Michigan built a 30-point lead that it would never come close to relinquishing.

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Michigan State drops rematch with Michigan 86-57 Spartan Tailgate
With a chance for a third straight win and a sixth consecutive victory over its in-state rival, Michigan State failed to show up Tuesday at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. Playing their worst game of the season and possibly the worst half of head coach Tom Izzo’s two decades in charge, the Spartans trailed by as many as 30 points on the way to an 86-57 loss to Michigan less than two weeks after beating the Wolverines by eight.

Michigan State falls at Michigan, 86-57 MSUSpartans.com
Miles Bridges scored 15 points for the Spartans, but it would not be enough as Michigan State fell at Michigan by a score of 86-57 on Tuesday night. Derrick Walton had 20 points and eight assists for Michigan. Tuesday night equaled the most lopsided victory for Michigan over the Spartans since 1948.

Turnover bug sweeps through Ann Arbor, MSU blown-out by U-M 86-57 State News
After a 70-62 win over U-M just nine days ago, MSU men’s basketball (14-10, 6-5 Big Ten) was blown-out by 29 points to U-M (15-9 overall, 5-6 Big Ten). The 86-57 game splits this year’s two-game season series between the rivals.

Michigan blitzes Michigan State early, often for 86-57 win at Crisler Detroit Free Press
The Wolverines (15-9, 5-6 Big Ten) raced out to one of the great halves of Beilein’s 10-year tenure, shooting 75% from the field, 72% from three-point range and dropping 55 points on the stunned Spartans. Just nine days earlier in East Lansing, Michigan scored 62 points for the entire game in an eight-point loss and showed none of the passion and fire.

From bad to worse: Michigan State blown away, 86-57, at Michigan Detroit Free Press
Miles Bridges missed a wide-open Nick Ward, picked up an offensive foul and shot an airball as the shot clock expired. That was Michigan State’s first three possessions. And it only got worse from there. Much worse.

Michigan dominates from start to finish against MSU Detroit News
Over the last three years, the Michigan-Michigan State game hadn’t been much of a rivalry. On Tuesday night, it wasn’t much of a game. Michigan played with a sense of desperation and manhandled Michigan State from start to finish in an 86-57 blowout Tuesday at Crisler Center to stop a five-game losing streak in the series.

What he said: Tom Izzo reflects on blowout loss at Michigan Land of 10
Tom Izzo saw his team put forth a good week of practice only to lay an egg in the game that followed. The Spartans’ 86-57 road loss to arch rival Michigan on Tuesday night left Izzo disappointed, but not necessarily surprised. He had seen inconsistency from his freshman-laden team, and it reared its head again at Crisler Center.

Tom Izzo: Michigan State’s turnovers were ‘a joke,’ continue to be nagging issue MLive
Tom Izzo went with a script to start things off Tuesday night in Ann Arbor. For most of the week — a week Izzo believed was his team’s best total practice effort of the year — Michigan State installed a script for the team’s first four plays against rival Michigan. All four were wrecked. Two of them ended in turnovers. None of them resulted in points. It was only the beginning.

Michigan’s lights-out shooting proves way too much for young Spartans MLive
Michigan routed Michigan State tonight, 86-57. Some immediate observations from Crisler Center.

Spartans turnovers hand game to Wolverines Detroit News
The score was ugly enough as Michigan ended a five-game skid against Michigan State with an 86-57 blowout at Crisler Center that got out of hand early and was never a game from late in the first half. It matched Michigan State’s worst loss to Michigan in the Tom Izzo era, dating to a 75-46 loss on Feb. 27, 1996. But that was just the beginning.

Niyo: Izzo must hope Spartans learn from shoddy outing Detroit News
Tom Izzo called a timeout with 42 seconds left on the clock and his team trailing its archrival by nearly 30 points Tuesday night. Most of Michigan State’s starters were still in the game at that point, and they weren’t coming out just yet.

MSU notes: 21 turnovers hand Michigan 30 points in blowout loss Detroit Free Press
Cassius Winston lobbed a pass to Kenny Goins that sailed over his forward’s head out of bounds. A few minutes later, setting up for a final shot of an otherwise putrid first half, the Michigan State freshman point guard stepped out of bounds with 4.9 seconds left.

Talkin’ Spartans: Analyzing MSU’s 29-point loss at Michigan Detroit Free Press
Lansing State Journal sports columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press / LSJ MSU beat writer Chris Solari break down the Spartans’ 86-57 loss in Ann Arbor Tuesday night

Tom Izzo points to Michigan State’s youth after rivalry loss, rookies say it shouldn’t matter MLive
With 42 seconds to play in what turned out to be one of the most lopsided losses Tom Izzo’s ever had against his biggest rival, Michigan State’s head coach called a timeout and forced his team to listen to the crowd.