Michigan State basketball handles EMU, 83-67, as Foster Loyer makes most of surprise start Detroit Free Press
The lineup caught people by surprise. Not Joshua Langford’s return. Not even Thomas Kithier taking Xavier Tillman’s vacancy. Foster Loyer got the start at point guard. And he immediately put on a show for the Michigan State fans watching at home.
Michigan State takes care of Eastern Michigan in season-opener Spartan Tailgate
The 13th-ranked Spartans rolled, of course, crushing the visiting Eagles 83-67. Early on, before fans would’ve been tempted to turn toward the exits, there were a couple moments that deserved a live crowd. Moments like fifth-year senior Joshua Langford making his first shot — a wing 3-pointer — since Dec. 29, 2018, or the five early 3-pointers buried by junior Foster Loyer, who got the start at point guard.
Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State basketball’s 83-67 win over Eastern Michigan Lansing State Journal
I didn’t like the idea of Foster Loyer starting for Michigan State on Wednesday, for no other reason than I thought it put needless pressure on him, even if he’d earned the role, instead of letting him perhaps be a pleasant surprise behind Rocket Watts.