February 24th, 2017

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Highly-touted freshmen lead Michigan State to 88-72 win over Nebraska Detroit Free Press
The future is now. And it might be the only way Michigan State is going to make the NCAA tournament. The Spartans’ four freshmen helped put together a big run to end the first half and kept adding to it after to drive MSU to an 88-72 victory over Nebraska on tonight at Breslin Center.

Bridges, Ward lead Michigan State over Nebraska Detroit News
With every win now a critical step toward an NCAA Tournament spot, Michigan State did exactly what it needed to do on Thursday night at Breslin Center. Behind a balanced offensive attack, Michigan State jumped on Nebraska late in the first half and cruised to an 88-72 victory, completing the season sweep of the Cornhuskers and winning for the third time in the last four games.

Michigan State takes care of Nebraska, moves into 4th-place tie in Big Ten MLive
Piecing together a game-changing run late in the first half, the Spartans posted a 88-72 rout of the visiting Huskers. There was nary a threat. Nebraska never cut MSU’s lead to single digits in the second half.

Michigan State dominates Nebraska, 88-72, in first game without Harris Land of 10
In its first game without senior guard Eron Harris, Michigan State (17-11, 9-6 Big Ten) didn’t miss a step, taking down Nebraska (12-15, 6-9) by a score of 88-72 at home on Thursday night. Freshmen Miles Bridges and Nick Ward both finished with 20 points, while Josh Langford added 17, the most of his young career. Cassius Winston provided the highlight-reel halfcourt shot at the end of the first period.

Michigan State gets strong performance from freshmen to defeat Nebraska, 88-72 isportsweb
Michigan State came into Thursday night’s contest against Nebraska needing a win to keep them on the right side of the bubble. On “Green Out” night in East Lansing, the Spartans did just that defeating the Huskers 88-72.

Freshman combine for 64 points, MSU rolls over Nebraska 88-72 State News
Without fifth-year senior guard Eron Harris, MSU men’s basketball rolled over Nebraska, 88-72 . MSU men’s basketball is now 17-11 overall, and 9-6 in the Big Ten.

MSU freshmen lead the way as Spartans rout Huskers 88-72 Spartan Tailgate
Michigan State wanted to prove it would be just fine without injured senior guard Eron Harris. Mission accomplished. Led by their talented freshmen, the Spartans blew open a close game late in the first half and beat Nebraska 88-72 Thursday at Breslin Center.

Three Takeaways from Michigan State’s 88-72 shucking of the Huskers The Only Colors
Whew, we needed that one. Less than a week ago this team got housed by Purdue and even Capt. Optimistic myself was thinking that the NIT might be a reality. Well, after a rough start in the first 5 minutes of this game the Spartans turned on the jets and never looked back.

Miles Bridges scores 20, Michigan State beats Nebraska 88-72 MSUSpartans.com
Miles Bridges scored nine points during a decisive run and finished with 20, Nick Ward had 20 points and Joshua Langford scored a career-high 17 points, leading Michigan State in an 88-72 win over Nebraska on Thursday night. Bridges made two layups, a dunk on a pass off the backboard and a 3-pointer in a 2:12 stretch late in the first half as part of a 21-5 run that turned a closely contested game into a rout. Cassius Winston ended the surge with a 3-pointer from about 40 feet just before the buzzer in the first half.

The biggest takeaway from Michigan State-Nebraska? It wasn’t a loss MLive
Michigan State handled Nebraska, 88-72, on Thursday night to improve to 17-11 overall and 9-6 in the Big Ten. Some immediate observations from Breslin Center

What he said: Izzo issues defense of Tim Miles, feels ‘fortunate’ to beat Nebraska Land of 10
Whenever speculation surrounds a Big Ten basketball coach’s job status, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo comes to the rescue. This time, he defended Nebraska coach Tim Miles after his Spartans beat the Huskers 88-72 on Thursday. Miles himself addressed questions about his longevity earlier in the week.

Miles Bridges scores 20 with more diverse attack Detroit Free Press
The chants of “one more year” echoed throughout the Breslin Center. Miles Bridges didn’t pay attention to them. He was busy posting up on the low block and making himself wide. He accepted the pass and then swooped in for a layup, initiating contact that drew a whistle. His celebration was brief. Bridges quickly pointed at Tom Izzo as the ball fell through the basket, and his coach gave him a huge smile.