March 2nd, 2018




Michigan State survives, beats Wisconsin in Big Ten tournament Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press
It was another physical, back-and-forth battle. As if Michigan State and Wisconsin just took an extended break over the past five days. But this is the Big Ten tournament, where it’s lose and go home.

Late Matt McQuaid 3 sends Michigan State to Big Ten tournament win over Wisconsin Kyle Austin, MLive
Matt McQuaid has his Madison Square Garden moment. The Spartans’ junior guard hit a critical 3-pointer with 1:28 left in regulation to help send Michigan State to a 63-60 win over Wisconsin on Friday afternoon in a Big Ten tournament game.

‘It’s big’: Michigan State sweats but survives vs. Wisconsin Matt Charboneau, The Detroit News
It’s not easy to beat a team three times in one season. Just ask Michigan State. As the top-seeded Spartans took the floor at Madison Square Garden on Friday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament, that’s exactly the scenario they were facing.

McQuaid’s late shot the difference in Big Ten quarterfinal Kyle Turk, Impact Sports
Top-seeded Michigan State survived a late run from Wisconsin to win their first game of the Big Ten tournament, surviving a game-tying attempt at the buzzer to hold on, 63-60. The Badgers will likely now miss the NCAA tournament for the first time in 20 years, as MSU now awaits the winner of Michigan and Nebraska on Saturday in their quest for a No. 1 seed in the national tournament.

Michigan State Basketball survives against Wisconsin Justin Frommer, isportsweb
Behind Miles Bridges and Cassius Winston, the Michigan State Basketball team avoided an upset by the Wisconsin Badgers winning 63-60 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. Less than a week after beating the Badgers by five in Madison, the Spartans were taken down to the final possession again at Madison Square Garden.

MSU survives Wisconsin, advances to Big Ten semifinals Jeremy Warnemuende, Spartan Tailgate
Michigan State won’t be leaving New York City just yet. The No. 1-seed Spartans survived a scare in their first game of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday at Madison Square Garden, holding on to beat No. 9-seed Wisconsin 63-60 when Brad Davison’s desperation 3-pointer in the final seconds missed the mark.

Miles Bridges looks like old self in win vs. Wisconsin Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press
Miles Bridges needed this. He needed five days in a gym with his teammates to sturdy himself after the toughest couple of weeks of his career. The Michigan State star hadn’t shot well since he beat Purdue at the buzzer back in mid-February. But it wasn’t just the missed shots. It was the missed sense of purpose on the court.

MSU basketball tops Wisconsin third time this season Matt Sheehan, The Only Colors
Well guys, I hope you were ready for March basketball. After another sweater from MSU against Wisconsin, our Spartans are on to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. Like you (probably), I’m trying to hide while feeding my MSU obsession at work, so this recap is a little lighter than most.

Men’s basketball squeezes by Wisconsin, advances to semifinal Michael Duke, State News
Just like in the Spartans and Badgers’ last meeting on Feb. 25, in which MSU narrowly escaped Madison with a five-point victory, Wisconsin gave the No. 2 team in the nation all it could handle on Friday.

No. 2 Michigan State Wins 13th Straight, Beats Wisconsin 63-60 MSU Official
Cassius Winston hit a go-ahead jumper with 7:17 to play and No. 2 Michigan State won its 13th straight game Friday, beating Wisconsin 63-60 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. Miles Bridges led the Spartans (29-3) with 20 points and Winston finished with 17 in advancing to the semifinals Saturday against the winner of the game between No. 15 Michigan and Nebraska. This was Michigan State’s third win over Wisconsin (15-18) this season, and the last two have been tough.