November 27th, 2018


Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State basketball’s 82-78 overtime loss at Louisville
Michigan State will be a good road basketball team this season. But the road sometimes wins. It did Tuesday night, 82-78 in overtime. This Louisville team could combust at some point this season. But in that setting, the Cardinals kept it together, made big shots and enough plays.

Depleted Michigan State falls to Louisville in overtime
Michigan State started the game without its starting small forward. It lost its starting point guard to fouls with four minutes left in regulation. And its third starting perimeter player played his worst game of the season, with a 1-for-8 start to the game. It even missed a potential late go-ahead free throw because its shooter had a swollen eye. Eventually, everything caught up to No. 9 Michigan State as it fell to Louisville, 82-78 in overtime on Tuesday at the KFC Yum! Center.

Michigan State basketball stunned by Louisville, 82-78, in overtime Detroit Free Press
Did anyone think the ACC/Big Ten Challenge was going to be easy? It certainly wasn’t Tuesday night for ninth-ranked Michigan State, which was handed adversity, a raucous crowd and its first defeat in the past six games, losing 82-78 in overtime at Louisville’s KFC Yum Center.

No rally magic this time: Michigan State falls to Louisville in OT Detroit News
The Spartans trailed by a point when Winston fouled out with 4:01 to play but managed to regain the lead and had multiple chances to put the game away in the final minute. Instead, they missed the front end of a one-and-one twice and committed a crucial turnover, sending what looked like a huge road win to overtime. In the extra session, Louisville took control late and came away with a 82-78 victory at a packed KFC Yum Center.

No. 9 Spartans Fall Short In Overtime at Louisville, 82-78 MSU Official Site
No. 9 Michigan State came up just short Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, falling 82-78 to Louisville in overtime at the KFC Yum! Center.

Tom Izzo says Michigan State ‘didn’t value the inches’ in loss at Louisville
In an overtime loss, there are a hundred places to look back and see points missed and opportunities squandered. In Michigan State’s 82-78 overtime loss at Louisville on Tuesday night, start with the most unlikely points left on the board. With 36 seconds left and the Spartans ahead by one, freshman point guard Foster Loyer stepped to the line for a one-and-one free throw opportunity.

Couch: Michigan State’s basketball education at Louisville went well beyond Foster Loyer Lansing State Journal
The worst thing that could have happened to Foster Loyer on Tuesday night is if it had all gone right. If he hadn’t passed up the 3-point shot and then turned the ball over. If the Louisville 3-pointer taken over his head had bounced off the rim instead of putting Louisville back in front. If the free throw …

Injury, foul trouble mean more time for Kyle Ahrens and Foster Loyer
Michigan State’s struggles here at the KFC Yum! Center on began back on Friday when the Spartans team plane climbed into the Nevada night air. Michigan State senior Matt McQuaid had suffered a bruise on his thigh against Texas in Las Vegas that day, but according to coach Tom Izzo, the Spartans boarded the plane thinking the injury was minor. McQuaid hadn’t been significantly hampered in the locker room or on the team bus, Izzo said.