After brother’s death, emotional Cassius Winston leads Michigan State to blowout win Detroit Free Press
Before the game, Tom Izzo was in tears. But once the game tipped off, the No. 1 Michigan State Spartans (1-1) brought some joy to a community in pain, cruising past Binghamton, 100-47. The game, played in the wake of the Saturday death of senior point guard Cassius Winston’s younger brother Zachary, was anything but routine. Breslin Center held a pregame moment of silence in Zachary’s memory, during which both Cassius and Izzo were visibly emotional.
MSU plays ‘with a heavy heart,’ throttles Binghamton in emotional home opener Detroit News
There was a basketball game at the Breslin Center on Sunday night, and while the blowout victory was nice for top-ranked Michigan State, it was hardly the focus for nearly everyone in the building. Instead of worrying about wins or 3-pointers and slam dunks, the roughly 14,000 in attendance were there to support one player — Cassius Winston.
Cassius Winston leads MSU basketball to rout of Binghamton Spartan Tailgate
Less than 24 hours after his brother was killed from being hit by a train, senior point guard Cassius Winston started and buried his first shot of the game. The Detroit native finished with 17 points, 11 assists, two rebounds and a steal. He checked out to a thunderous ovation with 4:44 left on the clock.
Michigan State wins emotional home opener over Binghamton MLive.com
Nobody would have blamed Cassius Winston if he had stayed home on Sunday night, or sat on the bench, or ran off the court immediately after tipoff. But less than 24 hours after the death of his brother, Winston started and played as Michigan State beat Binghamton, 100-47, on Sunday night in its home opener.
Michigan State Basketball blows out Binghamton 100-47 in emotional night Spartans Wire
It’s hard to talk about a game of basketball when something so tragic like the passing of Zachary Winston, Cassius Winston’s brother, occurs. But nevertheless, Michigan State did play a game tonight against Binghamton, which they dominated 100-47
Michigan State Tops Binghamton, 100-47, on Emotional Night MSUSpartans.com
On an emotional night at the Breslin Center, Michigan State senior guard Cassius Winston had a double-double with 17 points and 11 assists and five players scored in double figures as the No.1-ranked Spartans beat Binghamton, 100-47.Winston started and played 20 minutes on the day his younger brother, Zachary, a sophomore basketball player at nearby Albion College, passed away.
Cassius Winston plays with broken heart, but surrounded by love Detroit Free Press
Cassius Winston entered the tunnel leading to the Breslin Center court Sunday, just as he had done hundreds of times before. His green Michigan State basketball hoodie, pulled over his head, covered most of his face. His youngest brother, Khy, walked with him, his blue pullover drawn tightly as well. Winston found a seat along the sideline and sunk into it, his head falling into his hands. Khy sat down next to him and pulled him in.