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Cassius Winston carries Michigan State basketball to 75-62 win over UCLA in Maui Detroit Free Press It was a chance for Tom Izzo to experiment with starters and playing groups, using the bench as a teaching tool. The one constant remains Cassius Winston. Michigan State basketball’s senior All-American took a measured, almost surgical approach to dissecting UCLA on Wednesday to showcase himself one final time at the Maui Invitational.

Cassius Winston, Michigan State pull away from UCLA to cap Maui trip Detroit News Michigan State didn’t get a tournament title at the Maui Invitational, but it managed to close things out on a winning note, following Tuesday’s victory over Georgia by grinding its way to a 75-62 victory over UCLA in the fifth-place game at the Lahaina Civic Center. Cassius Winston scored 20 and handed out five assists for the Spartans (5-2), while Xavier Tillman added 14 points and Rocket Watts scored 12.

Spartans outlast UCLA and half court to take fifth at Maui Invitational State News
No. 3 Michigan State (5-3) outlasted UCLA (5-3) and the half court in the fifth-place game of the Maui Invitational Wednesday, holding on for a 75-62 victory.

No. 3 Michigan State beats UCLA, 75-62, at Maui Invitational MSUSpartans.com
Cassius Winston scored a game-high 20 points, Xavier Tillman had 14 and No. 3 Michigan State knocked off UCLA, 75-62, in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational fifth-place game on Wednesday inside the Lahaina Civic Center.

Michigan State salvages what it can after disappointing start in Maui MLive.com
Here are three observations after Michigan State’s 75-62 win over UCLA in its final game of the Maui Invitational

MSU downs UCLA in Maui Invitational fifth-place game Spartan Tailgate
After two days enduring more stress than anyone reasonably should in Hawaii, Michigan State put together a fairly comfortable win over UCLA on Wednesday to cap the Maui Invitational. In what was a three-point game at halftime, the Spartans sprinted ahead to lead by double figures the majority of the second half. UCLA kept nipping at MSU’s lead, but the Spartans were able to maintain their distance in a 75-62 victory to come away with fifth place in their fifth Maui Invitational appearance.