January 28th, 2018





Michigan State rebounds from big deficit to trump Maryland Detroit News
Questions and doubt followed Michigan State to Maryland on Sunday afternoon, as did plenty of television cameras as the off-court stories from the past week continued to be front and center. And in one of the more raucous environments in the Big Ten inside the Xfinity Center, it probably was not a surprise the Spartans struggled through the first 20 minutes.


Michigan State basketball’s blistering 2nd half tops Maryland, 74-68 Detroit Free Press
It was a slow start after a short turnaround at the end of a long week. And Miles Bridges was ineffective all afternoon. But No. 6 Michigan State shook off early shooting woes and a 13-point halftime deficit to recover for a 74-68 victory on Sunday at Maryland.

No. 6 men’s basketball avoids upsets, survives Maryland on the road State News
Red-hot shooting saved the sixth-ranked Spartans (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten) and a key 18-4 run in the second half helped overcome a 13-point halftime deficit on Sunday at the Xfinity Center to win their fourth straight game and defeat Maryland, 74-68.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 74-68 win at Maryland Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on the Spartans’ 74-68 win Sunday afternoon at Maryland.

Langford Scores 19 as No. 6 Michigan State Beats Maryland 74-68 MSUSpartans.com
Joshua Langford scored 19 points and led a second-half surge that carried No. 6 Michigan State past fading Maryland 74-68 Sunday, giving Spartans coach Tom Izzo his seventh straight 20-win season. Down by 13 at halftime, Michigan State (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten) returned to outscore the Terrapins 20-4 in the opening 5 1/2 minutes and held on for its fourth straight victory.

Michigan State basketball proves it’s tougher than we thought in Maryland win Spartan Avenue
It seemed like the whirlwind of a weekend, both on and off the court, had caught up to the Spartans finally. The young team looked winded and defeated. Then the second half began.

No. 6 Spartans mount comeback, hold off Terrapins on the road Impact Sports
It was a tale of two halves Sunday afternoon for Michigan State’s men’s basketball team. Staring into a 13-point deficit at Maryland’s hostile Xfinity Center, the odds were stacked against the No. 6 Spartans after the first 20 minutes. But they rebounded mightily following the break, silencing the crowd, fighting back and controlling the second half to emerge victorious, 74-68.

Michigan State powers past Maryland with second-half comeback Land of 10
The Spartans moved to 3-1 in true road games behind 19 points from Josh Langford. Cassius Winston (13 points), Jaren Jackson Jr. (12) and Miles Bridges (11) all finished in double figures as well. Nick Ward added 12 rebounds, 8 of which came on the offensive end.

Michigan State overcomes halftime deficit to beat Maryland 74-68 Spartan Tailgate
No. 6 Michigan State erased a 13-point halftime deficit and led most of the second half on the way to a 74-68 road win over Maryland on Sunday. Joshua Langford led Michigan State with 19 points, while Cassius Winston added 13, Jaren Jackson scored 12 and Miles Bridges added 11 on an off day. Ward also had 12 rebounds, and Jackson had four game-changing blocks