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Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State basketball’s easy win at Penn State Lansing State Journal
1. Gabe Brown, Foster Loyer were ready for their moment
2. Matt McQuaid kept this from getting interesting
3. Penn State, Bryce Jordan Center a reminder of how good MSU has it

Michigan State freshmen step up vs. Penn State in 71-56 win Detroit Free Press
Injuries to Joshua Langford and Kyle Ahrens left Michigan State basketball short-handed Sunday. It was time for the freshmen to get their turn, and they responded. Freshmen Aaron Henry, Gabe Brown and Foster Loyer got their first taste of extended, early and important minutes in Big Ten play, and helped make up for the absence of their junior teammates.

Michigan State displays depth in gritty Penn State win Spartan Avenue
Down two starters, Michigan State basketball recorded a double-digit win over Penn State in dominant fashion. This team may be deeper than we thought.

Nick Ward’s double-double leads Michigan State to 10th straight win Detroit News
Michigan State was on guard for a letdown Sunday afternoon at Penn State, but thanks to its typical defensive effort, the Spartans headed home still unbeaten in the Big Ten. Nick Ward scored 16 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead No. 6 Michigan State to a 71-56 victory over Penn State at the Bryce Jordan Center. It was the 10th straight victory for the Spartans (15-2, 6-0 Big Ten).

Michigan State rolls at Penn State Spartan Tailgate
Down two members of its primary rotation — a starter and his replacement — No. 6 Michigan State was still able to make light work of a Big Ten opponent on the road. Sunday afternoon at Penn State, MSU’s freshmen filled in the gaps left by injured wings Joshua Langford and Kyle Ahrens. The Spartans rolled out of town with their 10th straight victory in hand, beating the Big Ten’s doormat 71-56 in their only scheduled meeting this season.

Michigan State cruises past Penn State for 10th straight win mlive.com
If Michigan State was going to be down two key players with its point guard struggling and its best big man in foul trouble, Penn State was a good place to be. A shorthanded No. 6 Spartans team nonetheless dominated the underwhelming Nittany Lions in a 71-56 Sunday afternoon win at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Three In Double Figures as No. 6 Michigan State Beats Penn State, 71-56 MSU Official
Junior forward Nick Ward (Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln) recorded his second double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds and led three players in double figures as No. 6 Michigan State held on for a 71-56 win over Penn State at the Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday.

Michigan State sloppy vs. Penn State without Langford, Ahrens Detroit Free Press
Joshua Langford again took a seat on the bench wearing a walking boot, helping his Michigan State teammates on the court verbally despite his absence form the lineup. Kyle Ahrens didn’t even make the trip to Bryce Jordan Center, sitting at home watching as the sixth-ranked Spartans won their 10th straight with a 71-56 win at Penn State on Sunday.