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Foster Loyer steps in for Cassius Winston, sparks Michigan State to 95-62 blowout Detroit Free Press
No Cassius Winston? No problem. With its senior All-American taking a night off with a bone bruise in his left knee, No. 16 Michigan State overwhelmed Western Michigan with backup point guards Foster Loyer and Jack Hoiberg running the show in a 95-62 blowout Sunday at Breslin Center.

No Winston, no problem: Michigan State cruises past Western Michigan, 95-62 Detroit News
Michigan State was without its best player on Sunday night, but it turns out the Spartans didn’t need Cassius Winston to close out nonconference play in proper fashion. With Winston out after suffering a bone bruise to his left knee in practice on Friday, No. 14 Michigan State used a 25-0 run in the first half to grab the momentum before cruising to a 95-62 victory over Western Michigan at the Breslin Center.

Cassius Winston-less Michigan State trounces Western Michigan MLive.com
No Cassius Winston, no problem — at least against Western Michigan. No. 14 Michigan State easily dispatched the Broncos, 95-62, on Sunday night at the Breslin Center in its non-conference finale. The Spartans (10-3, 2-0) will now carry a five-game win streak into the rest of Big Ten play, starting on Thursday at home against Illinois.

Winston-less Spartans blow by WMU in non-conference finale Spartan Tailgate
While it wasn’t the ideal Big Ten tune-up from a conventional standpoint, Michigan State walloping Western Michigan 95-62 Sunday night was valuable in a different sense. The Spartans won’t head into the Jan. 2 game against Illinois with their core pieces revved up and ready to roll, which is what late-December games against Mid-American Conference teams are for. That wasn’t possible, as senior point guard Cassius Winston missed the game with a bone bruise in his knee.