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Michigan State pummeled by Minnesota, off to worst Big Ten start in 19 years MLive.com
Michigan State’s Big Ten start has gone from bad to the program’s worst in nearly two decades. The Spartans fell behind by 20 points in the first half and was never in contention in a listless 81-56 road loss at No. 21 Minnesota (9-1, 2-1) on Monday night.

Michigan State Embarrassed in Third Straight Loss The Only Colors
There is no way to sugar coat this. That was one of the worst performances by a Michigan State team I have seen in a long time. Considering what was at stake, the opponent, and everything else coming into this game, this was just an absolutely pathetic performance. Minnesota cruised to an easy 81-56 victory and Michigan State is now 0-3 in the Big Ten for the first time in 18 years.

Cold-shooting Spartans outgunned by Gophers, drop to 0-3 in Big Ten Detroit News
Before Michigan State took the court on Monday night at Williams Arena, coach Tom Izzo felt confident his team had figured some things out. He said so on his pregame radio show as the Spartans were looking to bounce back from an 0-2 start to Big Ten play following losses to Northwestern and Wisconsin, and he felt sure No. 17 Michigan State would have a solid effort against No. 21 Minnesota.

Michigan State suffers historic beatdown against Minnesota, 81-56 Detroit Free Press
Michigan State basketball is in big trouble. Forget about a fourth straight Big Ten regular-season title — the Spartans haven’t even won a conference game. And they look progressively worse on defense and increasingly lost on offense as the New Year arrives.

Michigan State 0-3 in Big Ten after being blown out by Minnesota Spartan Tailgate
Michigan State’s third attempt at its first Big Ten win of the season was perhaps its worst yet. The 17th-ranked Spartans put together a dud of a performance Monday night in Minnesota in an 81-56 loss.