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MSU hangs on against Edwards, Georgia in Maui Invitational Spartan Tailgate
A team wanting to shake off its ugly performance from Day 1 of the Maui Invitational got matched with a willing partner — for about 24 minutes. No. 3 Michigan State took advantage of Georgia’s disorganized defense and disjointed offense in building up a 28-point lead. Then freshman phenom Anthony Edwards led a ferocious rally that had the Spartans clinging to life down the stretch.

Spartans sprint to big lead, hang on against Georgia in Maui Invitational Detroit News
What first looked like a stroll down the beach quickly became anything but for Michigan State on Tuesday. Cruising to what appeared to be an easy win over Georgia at the Maui Invitational and one that was going to remove a lot of frustration from the first-round loss to Virginia Tech on Monday, things changed dramatically early in the second half as the Spartans enjoyed a 28-point lead.

No. 3 Michigan State Holds Off Georgia, 93-85, in Maui MSUSpartans.com
Cassius Winston had a season-high 28 points and eight assists, and No. 3 Michigan State withstood Anthony Edwards’ second-half outburst to beat Georgia, 93-85, at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Tuesday inside the Lahaina Civic Center.

Michigan State basketball survives Georgia’s furious rally, 93-85, at Maui Invitational Detroit Free Press
This felt like the tropical elixir Michigan State needed after as hard a day on the islands can be for a basketball team. Far fewer turnovers and foul problems. Sound defense and rebounding. Sharing the ball and running in transition. A personal paradise for coach Tom Izzo and a 28-point lead for his Spartans with 16 1/2 minutes to play against Georgia in the Maui Invitational.