November 30th, 2018


No. 9 Michigan State Bounces Rutgers, 78-67 Michigan State Official
Cassius Winston scored 22 points and Nick Ward had 20 points to lead No. 9 Michigan State past Rutgers 78-69 in the Big Ten opener Friday night.

Michigan State basketball shows composure, maturity in Rutgers win Spartan Avenue
No win on the road in the Big Ten comes easy, let alone a contest in Piscataway against a resurgent Rutgers team coming off its biggest win of the year against Miami and playing in front of its first home sellout crowd since 1997. Michigan State, though, showcased toughness, grit, and composure in a 78-67 victory.

Spartans overcome early deficit, beat Rutgers in Big Ten opener Detroit News
Michigan State has spent the week playing on the road in hostile environments, and on Friday night in the Big Ten opener at Rutgers, the Spartans started to find a groove in enemy territory. After allowing Rutgers to jump to an early first-half lead, No. 9 Michigan State eventually took the lead by halftime, used an early burst in the second half to extend its advantage and held back a late push from the Scarlet Knights to earn a 78-67 victory at a sold-out Rutgers Athletic Center in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

Michigan State wins Big Ten opener at Rutgers Spartan Tailgate
Call it a make-up game for Cassius Winston. Three days after fouling out late in Michigan State’s loss at Louisville, the junior point guard teamed with junior forward Nick Ward to lead the second-half surge in Friday’s Big Ten opener at Rutgers. The 9th-ranked Spartans left New Jersey with a 78-67 victory and a 1-0 start in league play.

Michigan State basketball puts away pesky Rutgers, 78-67 Detroit Free Press
Once again this week, Michigan State basketball faced a pulsating, NCAA tournament-type atmosphere before the calendar turned to December. But this time, the Spartans were able to withstand even an improbable six-point possession by Rutgers en route to a 78-67 victory in front of a sellout crowd at the Scarlet Knights’ cozy RAC in the Big Ten opener for both teams Friday.

Michigan State pulls away from Rutgers to win Big Ten opener
Playing its fourth straight game away from home in the span of nine days, in a raucous environment, Michigan State found a way to play some of its best basketball. The No. 9 Spartans used a second-half run to top Rutgers, 78-67, on Friday night at the Rutgers Athletic Center.