February 3rd, 2018





Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 63-60 win at Indiana Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on the Spartans’ 63-60 win on Saturday night at Indiana.

Matt McQuaid hits late 3 as Michigan State holds off Indiana MLive.com
Michigan State didn’t put Indiana away when it held the Hoosiers to two made shots in the first 12 minutes of the game. It didn’t put the Hoosiers away when it made seven straight shots early in the second half. It took until Matt McQuaid hit a 3-pointer with 1:08 left to put his team up by four that the No. 5 Spartans finally put away the Hoosiers here at Assembly Hall on Saturday night in a 63-60 win.

Staunch ‘D,’ clutch McQuaid 3 carries MSU in win Detroit News
Nothing has come easy on the road for Michigan State, and that was the case once again at Indiana on Saturday night. Thanks to some outstanding defense in the first half and a timely 3-pointer from Matt McQuaid, No. 5 Michigan State made enough plays down the stretch to beat Indiana, 63-60, at a packed Assembly Hall for its sixth straight victory.

Michigan State crushed on boards, but survives at Indiana, 63-60 Detroit Free Press
The long road toward the Big Ten tournament continued with some more survival for Michigan State. This time, it was Juwan Morgan and board-crashing Indiana that had MSU on the ropes. Matt McQuaid hit a 3-pointer with just over a minute to play, and Jaren Jackson Jr. blocked Devontae Green’s shot with 12 seconds left, and the fourth-ranked Spartans escaped Assembly Hall with a 63-60 victory on Saturday night.

No. 5 men’s basketball holds off Indiana State News
On a day where three teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25–No. 4 Duke, No. 7 Kansas and No. 21 Kentucky–all fell to unranked opponents, the fifth-ranked men’s basketball team was able to come out of the Hoosiers’ gym unscathed.

Michigan State hangs on late for 63-60 road win over Indiana Land of 10
Michigan State (22-3 overall, 10-2 Big Ten) men’s basketball staved off a late run from Indiana (12-12, 5-7) for a 63-60 road win on Saturday, giving the Spartans their sixth straight win. The Spartans knocked down 9 of 18 3-pointers in the game, led by 4 from Matt McQuaid for a team-high 12 points. Jaren Jackson Jr. and Josh Langford also finished in double figures with 10 points apiece. Cassius Winston had 7 points and 7 assists while finishing without a turnover.

Michigan State survives scare at Indiana, notches sixth straight win isportsweb
It was maybe closer than it should’ve been, but No. 5 Michigan State completed its season sweep of Indiana on Saturday, outlasting the Hoosiers 63-60 and giving the Spartans their sixth straight win. “To find a way to win on the road against a team that took Purdue and Duke right to the wire I think is an accomplishment,” head coach Tom Izzo said. “The place was hopping here tonight.”

Michigan State hangs on for 63-60 win over Indiana Spartan Tailgate
No. 5 Michigan State shot almost 50 percent from the field while blocking 13 shots and holding Indiana to less than 30 percent shooting, and yet MSU needed a clutch 3-pointer from Matt McQuaid to hold off the Hoosiers for a 63-60 win Saturday in Bloomington.

MSU Beats Indiana 63-60 for Sixth-Straight Win MSUSpartans.com
unior guard Matt McQuaid scored 12 points off the bench, including a 3-pointer with 1:09 to play, as Michigan State’s men’s basketball team held on for a 63-60 win over Indiana at Assembly Hall on Saturday night.

Spartans embarrassed on the boards, hang on at Indiana Impact Sports
The No. 5 Michigan State men’s basketball team traveled to Assembly Hall on Saturday night to face off in a Big Ten matchup against Indiana. The Spartans would hang on to win by a score of 63-60 over the Hoosiers, making this their sixth straight win and improving to 10-2 in the Big Ten.

Michigan State ‘got beat up,’ but beat Indiana, ‘gotta become tougher’ Detroit Free Press
It was fitting in many ways. Tom Izzo moved into second all-time in Big Ten wins, behind only Bob Knight, by getting it on The General’s former home floor. But the embattled Michigan State coach loathed a lot of what he saw from his team, even though his young Spartans survived another staunch test on the road.

Tom Izzo moved up to No. 2 in all-time Big Ten wins but didn’t like how he did it MLive.com
Tom Izzo became the second-winningest basketball coach in Big Ten history on Saturday night. Michigan State’s 63-60 win over Indiana marked Izzo’s 266th career Big Ten win. It moved him one win ahead of former Purdue coach Gene Keady on the conference’s career list and behind only Bob Knight, who recorded 353 Big Ten wins at Indiana.

Matt McQuaid’s four 3-pointers save No. 4 Michigan State basketball at Indiana Detroit Free Press
Catch and shoot. Repeat in rhythm. On back to back possessions in Saturday’s first half, Matt McQuaid did just that. Same spot, same shot. Same swish. But it was the junior guard’s fourth of the game, with 1:09 to play, helped preserve the Spartans’ 63-60 victory against Indiana.