3 weeks ago

It was far from the start Tom Izzo sketched out for Michigan State basketball. Even if there were some glimmers of encouragement. Yet two of the old nemeses from last season — turnovers and defensive breakdowns – proved to be the Spartans’ undoing once again in Tuesday night’s Champions Classic. Add in some poor free-throw shooting, and No. 3 Kansas took advantage of the mistakes in pulling away in the second half to a 87-74 victory at Madison Square Garden.

Source: Detroit Free Press