December 8th, 2018




Kyle Ahrens plays hero in Florida win Spartan Avenue
The ball was loose. It looked like another Spartan turnover, this time giving Florida a chance to tie or take the lead with under 10 seconds left in the game, but Kyle Ahrens came to the rescue.

3 quick takes on Michigan State basketball’s win at Florida Lansing State Journal
1. Spartans must find a way to spell exhausted Winston
2. Freshman thoughts – Florida edition
3. MSU should leave December in a good place

Saggy Spartans ‘stay course,’ snatch victory from Gators Detroit News
For the first time in the last couple of weeks, Tom Izzo thought his team was out of gas. As the seconds ticked away and the lead dwindled Saturday afternoon at Florida, the Spartans were feeling the effects of a six-game stretch that included five games away from home, including trips to Las Vegas, Louisville, and Rutgers.

No. 10 Michigan State Hangs on to Beat Florida, 63-59 MSU Official
Junior guard Joshua Langford (Huntsville, Ala./Madison Academy) hit a pair of key jumpers late and redshirt junior Kyle Ahrens (Versailles, Ohio/Versailles) scored the final seven points for No. 10 Michigan State as the Spartans held on to beat Florida, 63-59, at the O’Connell Center on Saturday afternoon.

Kyle Ahrens comes up clutch in MSU’s win over Florida Detroit News
When things started getting tight in the final minutes on Saturday, Michigan State was looking for someone to step up and take the game over. On the road for another tough nonconference game against Florida, the usual suspects weren’t exactly playing well. Cassius Winston looked worn out most of the game and Nick Ward wasn’t playing well in the defensive end. Joshua Langford did his part, hitting two big jumpers in the final six minutes to help the Spartans maintain a slim lead.

Couch: Kyle Ahrens’ game-winning dunk unleashes emotions within Lansing State Journal
When Kyle Ahrens is overcome with exhaustion late in a game, he looks over at Michigan State’s bench, his old home, and grits his teeth. “There are glimpses in my mind, ‘Would you rather be on the bench again? Or would you rather be tired right now?’” Ahrens asks himself. “I’m pushing myself through it.” The bench, to Ahrens, represents injury and frustration and precious time wasted.