January 31st, 2018




MSU rallies from halftime deficit to beat Penn State 76-68 Spartan Tailgate
No. 5 Michigan State rallied from a halftime deficit for the second game in a row to beat Penn State 76-68 on Wednesday at Breslin Center. Miles Bridges came back from a cold-shooting first half to lead the Spartans with 23 points and nine rebounds. Cassius Winston, who scored only three points in the first half and didn’t start the second, finished with 15 points, 10 assists, and three turnovers, with only one coming in the second half. Joshua Langford also scored in double figures with 14 points.

No. 5 men’s basketball beats Penn State after being down double digits State News
It’s not easy to come back from a double-digit deficit in the second half. Let alone doing it twice in two games. But that’s what the Spartans did. After trailing Penn State 41-29 with 15:23 to play, MSU (21-3, 9-3 Big Ten) used red-hot shooting to win its fifth-straight Wednesday night, defeating the Nittany Lions (15-9, 5-6) at the Breslin Center, 76-68.

Behind big second half, Michigan State Basketball beats Penn State, 76-68 isportsweb
Following an emotional comeback win on Sunday over Maryland, the Michigan State men’s Basketball team was back in action Wednesday to host the scrappy, upset-minded Penn State Nittany Lions. Penn State came into the contest riding a two-game win streak, including an upset victory in Columbus over the Ohio State Buckeyes, who currently sit second in the Big Ten standings.

Michigan State basketball rallies past Penn State for 76-68 home win Land of 10
Michigan State (21-3 overall, 9-2 Big Ten) came back from 12 points down in the second half and held on for a 76-68 win over Penn State (15-9, 5-6) on Wednesday in East Lansing, Mich. The No. 5 Spartans got a team-high 23 points and 9 rebounds from Miles Bridges, and though they allowed 28 points to Penn State’s Tony Carr, they frustrated him into 9 of 24 shooting. After making their comeback, the Spartans built a 15-point lead before shakiness with the ball allowed the Nittany Lions back into it.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 76-68 win over Penn State Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on the Spartans’ 76-68 win over the Nittany Lions on Wednesday night at Breslin Center.

More second-half heroics lead Michigan State to comeback win over Penn State MLive.com
After Michigan State had come back from 13 points down to beat Maryland on the road on Sunday, Cassius Winston sat in a victorious locker room and revealed his team’s mindset toward that deficit. “Thirteen points was nothing to us, even at their house,” the Michigan State point guard said.

Michigan State wakes up in 2nd half, beats Penn State, 76-68 Detroit Free Press
Michigan State looked flat and lifeless for almost 20 minutes. Then, the Spartans assumed an air of toughness at the start of Wednesday’s second half. And MSU promptly fell behind by 12 points to Penn State a little more than 5 1/2 minutes into the final period. Then, the Spartans assumed an air of toughness at the start of the second half.

MSU survives late run by Penn State, wins fifth straight Detroit News
Michigan State experienced a little déjà vu on Wednesday night, and fortunately for the Spartans, the result was the same. After overcoming a poor first half to rally and win on Sunday at Maryland, the fifth-ranked Spartans followed a similar path at home against Penn State, falling behind by 12 early in the second half before rallying for a 76-68 victory at the Breslin Center.

Spartans hold off pesky Nittany Lions, notch fourth straight win Impact Sports
Michigan State notched its fourth-straight win tonight, outlasting a resilient Penn State bunch 76-68. The fifth-ranked Spartans overcame 16 turnovers on the night to survive a last-minute surge from the Nittany Lions. MSU is turning the ball over 14.1 times per game and is second-to-last in the Big Ten with a -2.7 turnover margin.

No. 5 Michigan State Rallies to Beat Penn State, 76-68 MSUSpartans.com
Miles Bridges had 23 points and nine rebounds, helping No. 5 Michigan State come back from a double-digit deficit to beat Penn State 76-68 on Wednesday night. The Spartans (21-3, 9-2 Big Ten) rallied to win after trailing by 12 with 15:23 left after coming back from 13-point deficit to win their previous game at Maryland.