Michigan State comes back from 19 down to beat Texas, win Las Vegas Invitational MLive.com
Michigan State is used to seeing Cassius Winston hit a barrage of second-half 3-pointers to dig his team out of an early hold. On Friday, he had a sidekick, as Joshua Langford did the same alongside him. And together, that duo helped No. 11 Michigan State erase an early 19-point lead as it came back to beat Texas, 78-68, on Friday afternoon at Orleans Arena.
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Michigan State basketball looked like UCLA did the night before. And much like it did against Kansas. Mistake-prone. Frustrated. Falling apart. It was something MSU’s veterans made sure didn’t last. After falling behind Texas by 19 points in the first half of Friday’s Las Vegas Invitational title game, the Spartans began to steady themselves. On offense and defense.
Josh Langford catches fire in huge Texas win Spartan Avenue
When you think about the worst possible start to a game Michigan State could have had, the Spartans did even worse on Friday night. After smashing UCLA on Thursday, the Spartans got off to a sluggish start against the Texas Longhorns in the Las Vegas Invitational title game before racing back to win, 78-68.
No. 11 Michigan State tops Texas for Vegas Title Michigan State Official
Joshua Langford scored 29 points, Cassius Winston had 20 points and 10 assists, and No. 11 Michigan State beat Texas 78-68 in the Las Vegas Invitational championship game on Friday. Langford was 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Winston, who was named the tournament MVP, also had five rebounds for the Spartans (5-1), who trailed 25-6 eight minutes into the game.
Michigan State tops Texas to win Las Vegas Invitational Spartan Tailgate
The season isn’t yet a month old and No. 11 Michigan State has already won a championship. The 11th-ranked Spartans overcame a sluggish start to come back and take down Texas 78-68 Friday night to win the Las Vegas Invitational. They routed No. 17 UCLA the night before to reach the title game.