February 19th, 2017

Box Score

Michigan State blown out 80-63 in West Lafayette by Purdue and Caleb Swanigan isportsweb
Michigan State basketball was starting to pick up the pieces and put themselves back together after being blown out by their rival Michigan just 10 days ago. Two straight home victories over Iowa and Ohio State was a good start, but a win over No. 16 Purdue wouldn’t only provide a confidence boost heading into the final regular season stretch, but also enhance their NCAA Tournament resume tremendously.

Michigan State hammered at Purdue as Eron Harris leaves with knee injury MLive
Michigan State took a heavy loss at Purdue on Saturday. In more ways than one. In an 80-63 loss to the 14th-ranked Boilermakers, MSU starting guard Eron Harris left the floor on a stretcher with an apparent significant right knee injury.

Three Takeaways: Boilers Smoke Spartans, 80-63 The Only Colors
First and foremost, prayers to Eron Harris. The senior’s season looks to be in serious jeopardy after a right knee injury midway through the second half. Here’s to a speedy recovery. In regards to the game, this was expected. Purdue is a horrible matchup for Michigan State defensively, with two huge skilled players surrounded by a bunch of knockdown shooters. On the other end Michigan State just can’t get out of their own way.

Highlights, top performers at Purdue Spartan Avenue
Well, Saturday’s rematch with Purdue wasn’t exactly what Michigan State basketball was hoping for. The Spartans had a chance to notch their first true resume building win, but came up short after a mediocre finish to the first half. They were tied at 14 after the second media timeout, but it was all Purdue after that.

Eron Harris leaves game on stretcher as MSU falls to Purdue, 80-63 State News
Caleb Swanigan earned his NCAA-best 23rd double-double of the season, as the Spartans fell to the Boilermakers Saturday afternoon, 80-63, in the final matchup between these two teams in the regular season.

Caleb Swanigan, Purdue dominate Michigan State, 80-63 Detroit Free Press
Nick Ward flipped his arms up incredulously. Picking up his third foul earned him a quick ticket to the bench. Kenny Goins trotted onto the court to replace him. In 45 seconds, he was whistled for his second and third fouls. And then each picked up a fourth. With more than 14 minutes to play. By the time they finally fouled out, any hope Michigan State had of a comeback had long since left Mackey Arena.

Purdue too much for Michigan State in 80-63 Spartans loss Spartan Tailgate
Michigan State lost to No. 16 Purdue 80-63 and watched one of its senior leaders suffer a serious leg injury Saturday in West Lafayette. The Spartans were down by 19 midway through the second half when guard Eron Harris landed awkwardly on his right leg after attempting a layup. Harris went to the ground yelling in obvious pain as trainers from both teams rushed to him. MSU players then gathered around Harris and became emotional, with Miles Bridges being seen on TV with tears on his eyes.

Michigan State trounced by Purdue Detroit News
Michigan State had a chance to add a road win over one of the top teams in the Big Ten on Saturday. Instead, the Spartans were simply outmatched. Michigan State had few answers for Caleb Swanigan and Isaac Haas as No. 16 Purdue completed the season sweep of the Spartans with an 80-63 victory at a sold-out Mackey Arena.

Michigan State Falls to Purdue, 80-63 MSUSpartans.com
Caleb Swanigan had 24 points and 15 rebounds, and Isaac Haas scored 18 points, leading No. 16 Purdue to an 80-63 victory over Michigan State on Saturday. With the victory, the Boilermakers (22-5, 11-3) take a half-game lead over Maryland and Wisconsin in the Big Ten standings. The Terrapins and Badgers, who play Sunday in Madison, are 10-3.

MSU Drops Road Test to Purdue, Loses Harris Impact Sports
Michigan State traveled to West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday afternoon in hopes of earning a much-needed signature win over the No. 16 team in the nation in the form of Purdue. They left with a loss in the box score, and another loss in the form of a senior guard.

What he said: Tom Izzo addresses Eron Harris’ injury, is ‘not discouraged’ by 80-63 loss to No. 16 Purdue Land of 10
The worst news for Michigan State on Saturday wasn’t the 80-63 loss at No. 16 Purdue, but rather the ugly right knee injury suffered by senior guard Eron Harris. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo addressed the injury to Harris — who left on a stretcher in the second half — after the game.

Caught in a comical mismatch, Michigan State has no answers for Purdue MLive
Michigan State fell to No. 16 Purdue, 80-63, on Saturday to fall to 16-11 overall and 8-6 in Big Ten play. Some immediate observations from Mackey Arena

Michigan State notes: Miles Bridges’ day typifies Purdue nightmare Detroit Free Press
Miles Bridges saw the time ticking away on Michigan State’s blowout loss at Purdue. He sensed a chance to vent his anger on the rim. The freshman forward grabbed one final rebound, pushed the ball up the court, then darted toward the basket. As Bridges bent his knees to take flight, the ball got stripped out of his hands. He tumbled toward the baseline, slamming shoulder-first into the padded basket stanchion. It was that kind of day.