December 31st, 2017

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Michigan State closes non-conference play with 56-point win over Savannah State
Michigan State opened Sunday’s game looking its worst, but after recovering for another 40-plus point win will likely be rated as the country’s best team in less than 24 hours. The No. 2 Spartans beat Savannah State, 108-52, on Sunday afternoon at Breslin Center as it overcame a turnover-laden start and some questionable defense, particularly in transition.

MSU uses 32-0 run to close 2017 in style Detroit News
It took time for Michigan State to find its rhythm Sunday afternoon, but by the time it did, it was closing out the year in style. For the fifth straight game, all five starters scored in double figures as No. 2 Michigan State rolled over Savannah State, 108-52, at Breslin Center. It was the fourth consecutive game the Spartans have gone over the 100-point mark, the longest streak in program history.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 108-52 win over Savannah State Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on the Spartans’ 108-52 New Year’s Eve win against Savannah State Sunday at Breslin Center.

Men’s hoops annihilates Savannah State on New Year’s Eve State News
The No. 2 Spartans annihilated the Savannah State Tigers, 108-52, on New Year’s Eve for their 13th straight win and fourth straight game scoring 100 points or more, a program record.

Spartans struggle early, finish strong in rout of Savannah State Impact Sports
When the polls are released Monday, the nation’s new No. 1 men’s basketballl team will reside in East Lansing. But for 15 minutes on Sunday, it looked as if Michigan State had its sights set too far ahead. Michigan State, ranked No. 2 for the last three weeks, found itself only leading Savannah State 37-36 with 4:20 left in the first half. But they powered ahead of the visiting Tigers late in the half and didn’t look back in the second, outscoring the MEAC team 57-14 after the break to win 108-52 at the Breslin Center.

Sloppy Michigan State basketball starts slow, crushes Savannah State Detroit Free Press
It was sloppy and exposed many of Michigan State’s biggest weaknesses, but the Spartans put a close to 2017 with another big victory. And now it’s time to resume Big Ten play. No. 2 MSU overcame early turnover problems and Savannah State’s 3-point shooting prowess to finish its nonconference schedule with a 108-52 victory Sunday afternoon at Breslin Center.

Ward and Bridges Help No. 2 Michigan State Beat Savannah St
Sophomore forward Nick Ward scored 21 points to help the No. 2 Michigan State Spartans roll to a 108-52 win over Savannah State on Sunday. Sophomore guard/forward Miles Bridges added 19 points and a career-high 21 rebounds for the Spartans (14-1), who had six players in double figures. They won their 13th in a row and scored 100 points in four consecutive games for the first time in school history.