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After defeating Notre Dame 80-70 in East Lansing, Coach Izzo led off his post-game press conference in typical fashion by first praising (football) Coach Mel Tucker and (hockey) Coach Cole for their wins as well. He lamented that COVID is the reality of the day and thus prevents the excitement a double-header of football and basketball would have brought to the respective venues in East Lansing but is still ecstatic Spartan fans got to enjoy the 3-0 record on the day across MSU sports.

Source: The Only Colors

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It takes a lot to impress Tom Izzo. Michigan State basketball’s Hall of Fame coach tends to lead with the bad when almost everything else is good. When things are amiss, he leans on the positives. Even he appreciated what he saw Saturday night in the 12th-ranked Spartans’ 80-70 win over Notre Dame.

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Rocket Watts was hiding a little something from his coaches coming into the season. The sophomore combo guard has a bruise on his knee. The competitor in him wanted to keep it from his coaches, to get started on a season that, due to the coronavirus, has at times felt like it might not arrive. But they figured it out, and Foster Loyer not only got the start at point guard in the season opener against Eastern Michigan but was also the star of the game, scoring 20 points.

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Joey Hauser double-double helps Michigan State roll past Notre Dame, 80-70 Detroit Free Press
The training wheels are off, and Tom Izzo’s new-look Michigan State basketball team is starting to look like the last few versions. Crisp ball movement. Balanced scoring. Defensively dominant. The 12th-ranked Spartans rolled all of those elements into a 26-0 run that covered the final 7:12 of the first half and first almost 4 minutes of the second to down Notre Dame on Saturday night, 80-70, at Breslin Center.

Michigan State locks down and blows past Notre Dame MLive.com
There were no fans to chant it, so Michigan State players did it themselves. Someone had to cheer on the defensive display the Spartans put on Saturday night. Michigan State clamped down and ran away from Notre Dame in a 80-70 win at the Breslin Center.

Spartan men’s basketball flattens Fighting Irish State News
The Breslin Center has an eerie feel to it without its normal plethora of screaming fans and green and white Izzone pride. But, that didn’t stop the No. 13 Michigan State men’s basketball team (2-0) from fighting the Notre Dame Irish (0-1) and claiming that shiny gold 80-70 win at the end of the rainbow.

Michigan State clamps down to run away from Notre Dame Spartan Tailgate
Notre Dame’s Nate Laszewski finished off a three-point play with 7:12 left in the first half to give his team a 26-22 lead on No. 13 Michigan State. The Fighting Irish wouldn’t score again until the 18:05 mark of the second half, when Cormac Ryan sank a pair of free throws.

p> MSU Downs Notre Dame 80-70 The Only Colors
Michigan State improved to 2-0 on the season with a 80-70 win over Notre Dame in East Lansing. The Spartans used a 26-0 run from late in the first half to early in the second half to separate themselves from the Irish.

Michigan State overwhelms Notre Dame with blocks, 26-0 run in 80-70 win Detroit News
Though large gatherings are still not permitted across the state, the Michigan State men’s basketball team hosted a block party Saturday night anyways. Blocked shots suffocated Notre Dame and led to easy MSU offense during a 26-0 run that put No. 13 Michigan State in control of a 80-70 victory at the empty Breslin Center.


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The Fighting Irish return two starters in playmaker Prentiss Hubb and fifth-year big man Juwan Durham. Both started in all but one of the 32 games last year and fill key roles for Mike Brey’s squad. Hubb (12.1 points, 5.1 assists, 38.5 percent field goals) will be handed the keys to the team and is looked upon to shoulder a heavy load on offense.

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The good news for Michigan State is that with a game under its belt, it has a better idea of its personnel, what it has done well, and what it needs to work on. The bad news is that it had little idea of what its next opponent will bring to the game.No. 13 Michigan State (1-0) plays Notre Dame on Saturday (8 p.m., BTN) at the Breslin Center in its second game of its young season.

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Michigan State’s men’s basketball team plays its second game of the 2020-21 regular season on Saturday night, Nov. 27, hosting Notre Dame at the Breslin Center. Tip time is slated for 8 p.m.

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Tom Izzo liked what he saw from No. 12 Michigan State in its season-opening win over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday night. He also saw plenty of flaws that need fine-tuning and major fixing fast, particularly 18 turnovers. But Izzo also remained realistic about the performance against an Eagles team that was missing six players and an assistant coach due to COVID-19 contact tracing. EMU used just seven players in the Spartans’ 83-67 victory.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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With the one-two scoring punch of TJ Gibbs and John Mooney having graduated, Notre Dame will need to find several go-to scorers to replace their production. The two most likely candidates are Prentiss Hubb and Dane Goodwin, both of whom are high volume three point shooters (Hubb shot 6.9 3FG per game at a 34.4% clip and Goodwin shot 4.3 3FGA at 37.7%) and finished third and fourth in PPG last season.

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Michigan State defeated EMU 83-67 in their season opener on the back of a well balanced offensive attack led by Foster Loyer (20 pts) and Joey Hauser (15 points). The Spartans shot 30/55 (54%) from the field and 12/28 (43%) from deep, while dishing out assists on 27/30 made field goals. It’s game one and there is quite a bit to dissect, so let’s dive right into the film.

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It had been 697 days since Joshua Langford stepped onto the Breslin Center floor to play in a game. Joey Hauser waited half as long to make his Michigan State basketball debut. Of course there were nerves and anxiousness. But the duo showed they can still be more than capable starters Wednesday.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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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.

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The Spartans square off against Eastern Michigan at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Last December at the Breslin, the last time the two schools met, MSU coasted to a 101-48 victory. The Eagles return two of their three leading scorers from last season. Redshirt senior forward Ty Groce averaged 11.5 points and 5.2 rebounds while senior guard Noah Morgan averaged 10 points on 2.8 rebounds.

Source: The State News

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5 days ago

This game should be a comforting win to start the season, but every Spartan fan and the coaching staff will be paying careful attention to few important items on the check-list

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Get ready for what could be another roller coaster winter. No. 12 Michigan State basketball is just one of many teams preparing for an unprecedented season, which begins Wednesday at Breslin Center against Eastern Michigan.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Michigan State enters Wednesday night’s home game against Eastern Michigan without guard Cassius Winston and center Xavier Tillman, both of whom are now in the NBA. The Spartans have multiple options, many of which will be unveiled in the opener. It could be either junior Foster Loyer or sophomore Rocket Watts at point guard to start while the center position could be a group effort.

Source: Detroit News

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Michigan State men’s basketball team opens the 2020-21 regular season on Wednesday, Nov. 25 when it plays Eastern Michigan at the Breslin Center (6 p.m.) The Spartans are ranked No. 13 in the Associated Press Preseason poll and No. 12 in the USA Today Coaches poll. The game will air live on BTN, with Dave Revsine and Jess Settles calling all of the action.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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