March 8th, 2020


Triple treat: Winston’s 27 leads Michigan State past Ohio State, Spartans win third straight Big Ten title Detroit News
Cassius Winston wasn’t about to lose his last game at the Breslin Center. The Michigan State guard was at his best on Sunday as No. 16 Michigan State hosted No. 19 Ohio State with a share of the Big Ten championship on the line, and one of the best players in program history delivered a third straight title for the Spartans with an 80-69 victory.

Spartans Crack Buckeyes 80-69 The Only Colors
An emotional day for us all as once again we reached the end of the season and said goodbye to yet another outstanding group of seniors as they suited up for the final time at home in the beloved green and white.

MSU earns share of Big Ten Championship with win over Ohio State Spartans Wire
Michigan State basketball thumped Ohio State 80-69, earning a share of the Big Ten Championship. This was an emotional Senior Day for Cassius Winston, Kyle Ahrens, and Conner George. Cassius led the Spartans with 27 points, six assists, and four rebounds.

Michigan State tops Ohio State to win share of Big Ten championship
The No. 16 Spartans pulled away for a 80-69 win against No. 19 Ohio State on Sunday at Breslin Center to claim a share of the Big Ten championship. It’s the third straight year Michigan State won the regular season title and that happened only once before – when the program claimed four straight from 1998-2001.

Cassius Winston’s memorable game carries Michigan State to 3rd straight Big Ten title Detroit Free Press
Cassius Winston sensed it. A culmination of everything he worked for, everything he fought through. Everything Michigan State basketball wanted Sunday. The smile spread across his face as he took the ball out front with less than 3 minutes to play, a third straight Big Ten title in his grasp. He started to drive, pulled the ball with him on the jab-step and elevated. Swish. Champion. Again.

MSU handles Ohio State to win share of Big Ten championship Spartan Tailgate
In the final home game of a decorated career, Michigan State’s senior point guard registered 27 points and six assists as the Spartans took care of Ohio State 80-69 to finish the regular-season as co-Big Ten champions with Wisconsin and Maryland. It’s the third straight conference title for MSU, which will be the No. 2 seed this week in the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.

Cassius Winston saluted in final home game ESPN
The emotion never really came out of Cassius Winston, even though the Michigan State point guard felt it all day Sunday, the last day he’d ever play a game inside the Breslin Center. After a season in which he had been through so much, both on the court and off of it, the last 9.4 seconds was where it almost all boiled over.

Spartans seniors say their emotional farewells to Breslin Detroit News
It was Senior Day at Breslin Center on Sunday, and that meant all eyes were on Cassius Winston. Well, most eyes were, and that is understandable considering the career Winston has had and what he has meant to the entire Michigan State community. But as No. 16 Michigan State finished off its 80-69 victory over No. 19 Ohio State to earn a share of a third straight Big Ten championship, it was the last hurrah for at least two other seniors, as Kyle Ahrens and Conner George played their final home games.

As Cassius Winston finds his peace, Spartans find their championship edge Detroit News
They’ve felt the pain all season, physical and otherwise, fleeting and lingering. So one more time in the Breslin Center, the Spartans and Cassius Winston did what they’ve been molded to do — they turned the pain into something else. Forged by unforeseen forces, Michigan State ended up where it often does, with a Big Ten championship, back on track perhaps for something even larger. This was the day Winston said goodbye to the home crowd, and the celebration was as boisterous as you’d expect, right to the final kiss.

Michigan State’s third straight Big Ten title ‘sweeter’ after late-season rally
Following the loss to Maryland, Izzo said Michigan State would need “more than a miracle” to win the Big Ten. Three weeks later, he claimed his 10th regular-season conference championship while sharing it with Wisconsin and Maryland. It was also the third straight for the Spartans – only the second time that has happened in program history, trailing four straight from 1998-2001.

Cassius Winston delivers memorable sendoff on senior day
About 90 minutes before tipoff on Sunday, Cassius Winston was going through his pregame shooting routine at Breslin Center. The Michigan State senior point guard hoisted a jumper from the free throw line that hit the rim, then bounced around to touch about every inch of the iron before falling through the hoop, resulting him raising both eyebrows with a grin.