November 30th, 2017

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Michigan State’s supporting cast separating Spartans from opponents ESPN
Michigan State has a lottery pick and All-American in Miles Bridges, but the Spartans might need their star less than any other elite team needs its star. The Spartans can win when Bridges isn’t their best player, something not a lot of national-championship contenders can say.

Michigan State handles Notre Dame for 18-point win in top-5 matchup MLive
Michigan State point guard Cassius Winston found his shooting stroke in the Pacific Northwest over the weekend, where he set career-highs en route to an MVP performance at the Phil Knight Invitational. He brought that stroke home on Thursday, where he used it to slay a top five opponent as the Breslin Center crowd chanted his name.

Irish wake! MSU thumps N.D. in top-5 showdown Detroit News
Michigan State and Notre Dame squared off in East Lansing for the first time in more than 40 years on Thursday night, and the Spartans weren’t about to disappoint the home crowd. In front of a packed house at Breslin Center, No. 3 Michigan State won its second straight game over a top-10 opponent, racing out to a big lead then withstanding a second-half surge to knock off No. 5 Notre Dame, 81-63, as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 81-63 win over Notre Dame Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on the Spartans‘ 81-63 win over the fifth-ranked Irish Thursday night at Breslin Center.

Michigan State basketball shows potential in easy win over Notre Dame Detroit Free Press
Instant observations after Michigan State basketball’s 81-63 victory over Notre Dame on Thursday at the Breslin Center

Michigan State puts on a show, topples Notre Dame, 81-63 Detroit Free Press
Jaren Jackson Jr. rose in the air and easily swatted Notre Dame star Bonzie Colson. The ball flowed to Cassius Winston as Michigan State ran out on the break. He threw a towering pass toward the hoop, where Miles Bridges soared over both Notre Dame’s T.J. Gibbs and his own teammate, Nick Ward.

MSU blows doors off No. 5 Notre Dame
Cassius Winston and Joshua Langford each had 17 points. Miles Bridges went off for 14 with two alley-oops. Jaren Jackson Jr. has on fire on defense with three blocks. Even Matt McQuaid had himself a game off the bench with nine points, four assists and two big offensive rebounds.

Winston, Langford Lead Michigan State Past Notre Dame, 81-63
Sophomore guards Joshua Langford and Cassius Winston scored 17 points apiece and No. 3/3 Michigan State used a big first half en route to an 81-63 win over No. 5/5 Notre Dame in a men’s basketball game at the Breslin Center Thursday night. It was the fourth-straight win for the Spartans, who improved to 6-1 overall, while the Fighting Irish fall to 6-1.

Michigan State blitzes Notre Dame with near-flawless opening 10 minutes MLive
A month before Michigan State won its 2000 national title, Connecticut came to the Breslin Center for a top-10 non-conference matchup. Michigan State blitzed the Huskies in the first half on that February day en route to a 46-17 halftime lead and an eventual 19-point win.

No. 3 Michigan State rides hot start to 81-63 win over No. 5 Notre Dame Land of 10
No. 3 Michigan State (6-1) took down No. 5 Notre Dame (6-1) 81-63 at home on Thursday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. In doing so, the Spartans beat their second top-10 team in a week after beating North Carolina on Sunday. Next they will open up Big Ten play on Sunday against Nebraska.