Michigan State demolishes Tennessee Tech Spartan Tailgate
Before being treated to some rare lineup combinations, Michigan State fans saw something they’ve seen plenty of times: Nick Ward dominating. The junior forward made his first seven shots Sunday night against Tennessee Tech, erasing any questions about his health after leaving last Wednesday’s game in the first half with an ankle injury. Ward went to finish with 23 points and six rebounds as the No. 11 Spartans thrashed the Golden Eagles 101-33.
3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 101-33 win over Tennessee Tech Lansing State Journal
1. Nick Ward returns with a purpose
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3. Tennessee Tech star Courtney Alexander was the smartest guy on the court
Nick Ward, Michigan State basketball plow Tennessee Tech, 101-33 Detroit Free Press
The Michigan State Spartans didn’t have to go very long to see what life without Nick Ward was like. Ward, who played five minutes against Louisiana Monroe, made his return from a sprained right ankle Sunday in a 101-33 victory over Tennessee Tech. Coach Tom Izzo said on his pregame radio show he wouldn’t have let Ward play if he hadn’t practiced fully the day before.
Michigan State torches Tennessee Tech by 68 for largest win since 1992 MLive.com
The No. 10 Spartans easily downed Tennessee Tech, 101-33, on Sunday night at the Breslin Center to record its third straight win. The 68-point win ties the largest margin of victory for Michigan State in Breslin Center history and is tied for the fifth-largest margin of victory in program history. The Spartans haven’t won a game by 68 points since 1992 when it also beat Morehead State by 68.