December 9th, 2017

BOX SCORE | Post Game Notes | Post Game Quotes

MSU stomps Southern Utah, 88-63, to win eighth straight State News
Tom Izzo said before the game Saturday his plan was to feed the ball inside to Nick Ward more. That plan didn’t include the sophomore forward making his first-career three, as the No. 3 Spartans breezed past Southern Utah at the Breslin Center, 88-63.

Michigan State pulls away late to top Southern Utah MLive
For the second time this week, Michigan State found itself in a close second half against an inferior but pesky opponent. For the second time, it methodically pulled away in the final minutes to keep its win streak alive and avoid a significant upset loss. Michigan State used a run in the final eight minutes to beat Southern Utah, 88-63, on Saturday night at Breslin Center.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s win over Southern Utah Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on the Spartans’ 88-63 win over Southern Utah on Saturday night at Breslin Center.

MSU pours it on late in 88-63 win over Southern Utah Spartan Tailgate
No. 3 Michigan State outlasted visiting Southern Utah for an 88-63 win Saturday night at Breslin Center. Miles Bridges, Nick Ward and Jaren Jackson Jr. all paced the Spartans (9-1 overall, 2-0 Big Ten) with 17 points, while Cassius Winston added 15 points and five assists. Bridges had a double-double with 11 rebounds and added six assists of his own. Jackson also had five blocks, and MSU finished the game with 12 as a team.

Michigan State continues win streak, beats Southern Utah, 88-63 Detroit Free Press
Michigan State is in position to ascend to the No. 1 spot in the college basketball polls this week. The third-ranked Spartans shook off a slow offensive start and pulled away to a 88-63 victory after Southern Utah got close in the second half Saturday night at Breslin Center.

MSU’s dispatches Southern Utah, eyes No. 1 ranking Detroit News
Michigan State is about to get a week off, and the Spartans will take it. After struggling to get past Rutgers early in the week, No. 3 Michigan State overcame an onslaught of 3-pointers and then broke out late in the game to knock off Southern Utah, 88-63, Saturday at the Breslin Center.

+3 and -3 from MSU vs. Southern Utah The Unofficial Visit
At halftime, Winston was shooting 61% for the year from “3” and ended the game 5/6. One issue with him getting others involved so often is that he doesn’t get a lot of shots early in either half. Only took 8 shots for the game.

No. 3 Michigan State wears down visiting Southern Utah for 88-63 win Land of 10
No. 3 Michigan State (9-1) outlasted visiting Southern Utah (5-4), 88-63, on Saturday at the Breslin Center in a game that was closer than the scoreline indicated. Four players scored in double figures for Michigan State, led by Miles Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Nick Ward with 17 points apiece. The win extended the Spartans’ winning streak to eight games.

Michigan State escapes scare against Southern Utah isportsweb
Since their loss against Duke, the Michigan State Basketball team has been cruising…..up until this week. Not many would have expected that a week of games at Rutgers and home against Southern Utah would be a stretch that Michigan State needed to pull away rather than dominated.

Four in Double Figures as Michigan State Downs Southern Utah, 88-63
Michigan State put four players in double figures and used a run in the late stages of the second half to break open a close game en route to an 88-63 win over Southern Utah on Saturday night at the Breslin Center. Michigan State, ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Top 25 polls, improved to 9-1 overall with its eighth-straight win.