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No. 12 Michigan State fell behind early and never recovered in a 70-52 loss to Notre Dame in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Purcell Pavilion on Wednesday night. Junior guard A.J. Hoggard scored 15 points, had three rebounds and three assists to lead the Spartans, while senior guard Tyson Walker finished with 12 points, four rebounds and two assists and graduate forward Joey Hauser added 12 points and seven rebounds.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 days ago

Notre Dame plays six players, Wertz, Starling, Goodwin, and Laszewski can all hit from long-range and will all take between three and seven three-pointers. The Fighting Irish do not turn the ball over, will hit every free-throw, and refuse to attack the offensive glass, which tracks with the team’s total lack of depth and need to play at a glacial pace (No. 341 in the nation).

Source: The Only Colors

3 days ago

By Monday afternoon, Michigan State had played six games in 17 days against some of college basketball’s toughest teams and made four cross-country flights to do so. The Spartans had flown through the night coming home from Portland after a 2-1 weekend at the Phil Knight Invitational and by the afternoon had started their preparation for a Wednesday game at Notre Dame (9:15 p.m., ESPN2).

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3 days ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team wraps up a hectic and challenging opening month of the season at Notre Dame on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (ESPN, 9:15 p.m.). The game will air live on ESPN2, with Brian Custer and Jordan Cornette calling all of the action

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4 days ago

Michigan State men’s basketball fell to No. 20 this week in the Associated Press Poll after a loss to then-No. 18 Alabama. After the Crimson Tide’s third-place finish in the Phil Knight Invitational, the squad jumped seven spots into No. 11. Michigan State finished fifth at the event.

Source: The Only Colors

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While you never want to give up a double-digit lead late in a game, it’s important to step back and look at the bigger picture: that was an actual home game for Portland who took UNC to the brink and beat Villanova by double digits. After a brutal six-game stretch (and one freebie), Michigan State basketball is 5-2 overall with losses to No. 6 Gonzaga and a 6-1 Alabama team that beat No. 1 North Carolina in a four-overtime thriller. This MSU team also went 2-1 for the tourney without Malik Hall or Jaden Akins.

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5 days ago

Michigan State survived a sleepy start, an early barrage of 3-pointers from Portland and a ferocious late rally from the Pilots to pull out a 78-77 victory Sunday in the fifth-place game of the Phil Knight Invitational. In their third game in four days in Portland, Oregon, the Spartans finished with a 2-1 mark in the Thanksgiving tournament.

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No. 12 Michigan State (4-2) vs. Portland (5-3)
When: 5:30 p.m. ET
Where: Chiles Center, Portland, Ore.
Latest line: Michigan State -5 1/2
Network: ESPN

7 days ago

Michigan State responded from an 11-point Thanksgiving loss to Alabama by holding on through a close finish to beat Oregon late Friday night at the Phil Knight Invitational.

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7 days ago

Michigan State hit six free throws in the final 37 seconds and three players scored in double figures as the Spartans hung on for a 74-70 win over Oregon in the second round of the Phil Knight Invitational at Veterans Memorial Coliseum Friday night. Joey Hauser led the way with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Tyson Walker had 18 points and eight assists and Pierre Brooks scored a career-high 16 points, while adding three rebounds and three assists.

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1 week ago

The fact that Michigan State at one point fielded a lineup of Tyson Walker, Tre Holloman, Jason Whitens, Mady Sissoko and Carson Cooper shows how tough just getting through Thursday’s game was with Jaden Akins and Malik Hall out due to injury. The Spartans needed 36 minutes from Tyson Walker, 34 from A.J. Hoggard and 34 from Pierre Brooks to do it.

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The Spartans weren’t able to overcome a lack of depth as Alabama rolled 81-70. Alabama was up by 16 at one point, and it felt like it was going to run away with a win as Michigan State’s depth was causing major issues on both ends of the court. The Spartans didn’t quit, pulling back within single digits before losing by 11. Despite dropping to 3-2 after the loss, there were some positive developments from this game that should have Michigan State basketball fans feeling optimistic.

Source: Spartan Shadows

1 week ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball led for a large portion of the first half but fell behind by five at the break and could not catch Alabama in the second half en route to an 81-70 loss at the Moda Center in the first round of the Phil Knight Invitational on Thursday night. Tyson Walker led the way for the Spartans with 21 points, four assists and three rebounds, while A.J. Hoggard finished with 18 points and four rebounds and Joey Hauser finished with nine points and five rebounds.

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1 week ago

Another key Michigan State player is dealing with a foot injury, as the program on Thursday announced Malik Hall will miss “approximately three weeks” after learning of a stress reaction in his left foot. The Spartans play their first game without Hall Thursday night against No. 18 Alabama in the Phil Knight Invitational.

Source: SpartanTailgate

1 week ago

Michigan State men’s basketball will be without starting small forward Malik Hall for the entirety of the Phil Knight Inviational in Portland, Ore. according to a report from The Athletic’s Brendan Quinn late last night. Quinn reports that the Spartans expect to be without Hall for “multiple weeks”.

Source: Sports Illustrated

1 week ago

Alabama presents a tough challenge for opponents: the Crimson Tide have a bunch of talented, aggressive guards, a few savvy veterans in the front-court with legitimate size, and a bona fide NBA draft pick in Brandon Miller. Alabama plays fast (No. 15 in pace in the nation to start the season), the Crimson Tide really contest two-point shots (No. 1 defensive two-point percentage allowed in the nation at 32.7 percent), which contributes to their No. 3 defensive effective field-goal percentage in the nation (35.5 percent). While Alabama does not force a lot of turnovers, the team blocks shots and clean the defensive glass.

Source: The Only Colors

1 week ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team hits the road again this week, traveling to play in the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Ore. The Spartans will face No. 18/18 Alabama in the first round on Thursday, Nov. 24 (ESPN, 10:30 p.m. ET). The game will air live on ESPN, with Roxy Bernstein, Bill Walton and Myron Medcalf calling all of the action.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Michigan State will spend its Thanksgiving weekend playing in the Phil Knight Invitational, an eight-team college basketball tournament to be held Thursday through Sunday in Portland. Each team in the tournament will play three games, on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. And while the bracket doesn’t quite look like the NCAA Tournament, who the Spartans play will depend

Source: MLive.com

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