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No. 11 Michigan State sweeps Minnesota with 70-52 win MSUSpartans.com
Cassius Winston had 18 points and eight assists to help 11th-ranked Michigan State cruise to a second victory over Minnesota in three weeks, 70-52 on Sunday. Xavier Tillman added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans (15-5, 7-2), who bounced back from a loss at Indiana three days ago to stay in a first-place tie in the Big Ten with Illinois.

Michigan State pulls away from Minnesota, shares Big Ten lead Detroit News
There was another slow start for Michigan State on Sunday, but this time the Spartans shook it off in short order to end a two-game road skid. Cassius Winston scored 18 points and handed out eight assists while Xavier Tillman scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead No. 11 Michigan State to a 70-52 victory over Minnesota at Williams Arena to move back into a first-place tie with Illinois atop the Big Ten. The Spartans (15-5, 7-2 Big Ten) opened the game 2-for-10, but soon had taken advantage of an equally poor start for the Gophers to eventually pull away.

Cassius Winston, Xavier Tillman lead Michigan State to road win at Minnesota MLive.com
With a new-look lineup and a second-half surge, Michigan State ended its brief road skid and climbed back atop the Big Ten standings. No. 11 Michigan State beat Minnesota, 70-52, on Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena. The win moves the Spartans (15-5, 7-2) into a tie with Illinois for first place in the Big Ten. It also salvaged a split in a two-game road trip following a Thursday loss to Indiana.

Michigan State’s tweaked lineup works, ends two-game road losing streak Detroit Free Press
Tom Izzo borrowed from Minnesota native Bob Dylan: Michigan State’s lineup was a-changin’ Sunday. Sophomores Aaron Henry and Marcus Bingham went to the bench, with freshmen Rocket Watts and Malik Hall for the ninth-ranked Spartans for two reasons — to get more consistency, and try and put the slow starts behind them. It worked.

Michigan State handles Minnesota on the road 70-52 Spartans Wire
On a day where most people across the country are focused on the tragic passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, there was a basketball game to be played still, and Michigan State Men’s Basketball pulled out a much-needed 70-52 road win against Big Ten adversary Minnesota.

Michigan State closes road stint with 70-52 win at Minnesota State News
Michigan State ended their weekend road-trip with a much needed 70-52 win at Minnesota (11-9 overall, 5-5 in Big Ten) Sunday afternoon. After defeating the Gophers earlier this month, MSU was able to pull out another victory in a similar fashion, led by defensive physicality and board dominance.

Michigan State wraps up road trip with win at Minnesota Spartan Tailgate
Tom Izzo’s lineup experiment paid off with an elusive Big Ten road win Sunday afternoon at Minnesota. With freshmen Malik Hall and Rocket Watts in the starting five in place of Marcus Bingham Jr. and Aaron Henry, No. 11 Michigan State went into Williams Arena and knocked off the Golden Gophers 70-52. The win puts the Spartans back in a tie with Illinois for first place in the Big Ten.

Michigan State players earned an uplifting win over Minnesota. Then they heard the Kobe Bryant news MLive.com
The look on Cassius Winston’s face said everything. Minutes after Michigan State’s Sunday afternoon win at Minnesota, Tom Izzo pulled his star point guard aside to deliver some devastating news: Kobe Bryant had died on Sunday in a helicopter crash in California.



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It’s a quick turnaround on a long trip, but another tough road test awaits No. 9 Michigan State basketball. As well as the first of the Spartans’ Big Ten return games. Three days after suffering a second straight road loss, the Spartans face Minnesota at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.

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Michigan State wraps up a two-game weekend road trip on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Minnesota. Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m. The game will air live on FOX, with Tim Brando and Jim Jackson calling all of the action.

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Minnesota is 11-8 on the season but very difficult to beat at home. The Gophers have a 4-0 record at home in conference play while the Spartans dropped to 1-2 on the road with a tough defeat at Indiana on Thursday night. They nearly pulled off the comeback against the Hoosiers, but mistakes down the stretch led to the defeat.

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Michigan State plays Minnesota tomorrow at 3:00 P.M. The Spartans just suffered a loss at the hands of Indiana, 67-63. Minnesota, on the other hand, just beat Ohio State on the road. Earlier this month, Michigan State beat Wisconsin at home, 74-58.

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The Spartans have been early aggressors in home games at Breslin Center, where they are 5-0 in Big Ten play, but they trailed by 22 points after 16½ minutes Jan. 12 at Purdue  in a 71-42 blowout loss. Next up is another road game, Sunday at Minnesota (3 p.m., Fox).

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On Thursday, the Spartans found themselves in an 18-4 hole. At Purdue, it was a 19-4 deficit. The only difference against the Hoosiers was that Michigan State battled back and took the lead in the second half before coming up short, while at Purdue the Spartans got steamrolled, losing by 29.

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It was the type of moment that has defined Cassius Winston’s Michigan State career. Down two points. Ball in his hands. Time winding down. Salvation in sight. A crossover dribble, quickly threading the ball back through his legs. A frozen defender. A burst toward the basket. Elevation. This time, instead of an acrobatic attempt through two Indiana defenders, the reigning Big Ten player of the year deferred.

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Michigan State starts slow, comes up short at the wire against Indiana Detroit News
For the second straight road game, Michigan State dug itself a huge first-half hole. And while the Spartans fought back to take a second-half lead on Thursday night at Assembly Hall, they couldn’t hang on as Indiana got a late 3-pointer from Aljami Durham to earn the 67-63 victory over No. 11 Michigan State.

Michigan State can’t complete comeback as it falls on road to Indiana MLive.com
Cassius Winston broke out of a shooting slump to lead Michigan State past another dreadful road start but Xavier Tillman couldn’t convert the last play as his team lost its second straight away from home. Winston and Tillman couldn’t convert an apparent lob play that would have tied the game with three seconds left as the No. 11 Spartans fell on the road, 67-63, to Indiana on Wednesday night at Assembly Hall.

Michigan State loses competitive game against Indiana 67-63 Spartans Wire
In a game where many Michigan State Men’s Basketball fans were dissatisfied with some officiating decisions, the Spartans started slow but battled back over the course of the game in what became an exciting Big Ten match-up against Indiana. Ultimately, the game came down to the final seconds and MSU would lose to Indiana.

Michigan State rallies, but Xavier Tillman’s late layup rims off in 67-63 loss at Indiana Detroit Free Press
It felt like Purdue all over again. Until Cassius Winston awoke from his slumber. It just wasn’t enough for No. 9 Michigan State basketball to complete the comeback, and the end result remained the same: another Big Ten road loss. Winston drove and tried to lob a pass to Xavier Tillman with about 4 seconds to play Thursday night at Indiana. The ball got deflected off the backboard, Tillman got off a great look, but it rolled off the rim for a 67-63 loss to the Hoosiers, their third straight win over MSU.



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When Joey Hauser transferred in the offseason to Michigan State, there was hope the sophomore forward would be eligible to play this season. However, by late November the decision came down that the 6-foot-9 Hauser’s waiver to be declared immediately eligible was denied by the NCAA, meaning he’d have to sit out the entire season after opting to leave Marquette following the 2018-19 season

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Big Ten Basketball keeps rolling as Michigan State battles against the Indiana Hoosiers. The Spartans have only lost once in Big Ten Conference play. Indiana has lost three times against interconference opponents. Here are the five most important MSU players in this game

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Michigan State will renew its series with Indiana on Thursday at Assembly Hall (8:30 p.m., FS1), but Tom Izzo isn’t sure his players are truly motivated by revenge for a surprising result last season. “Revenge, it doesn’t seem to be as powerful in the new millennial way of looking at things,” Izzo said. “It is for me.”

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There are no guarantees in a college basketball season, and this year in the Big Ten is further proof of that old adage. But glancing back at Michigan State’s run to a conference championship last season, there is at least one thing that stands out as a bit odd. A pair of games against one opponent that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. That, of course, would be the fact Michigan State was swept by Indiana.

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Michigan State’s men’s basketball team plays the first of two games away from home on Thursday, Jan. 23, visiting Indiana. Tipoff is slated for 8:30 p.m.The game will air live on FS1, with Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery calling all of the action.

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Michigan State basketball is looking to do something it couldn’t last year even as it earned a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. Beat Indiana. The Hoosiers swept the two games last season, and the ninth-ranked Spartans are hoping to exact some revenge and maintain their hold on first place in the conference when they meet Thursday night in Bloomington, Indiana. Tipoff is 8:30 p.m. (FS1).

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Michigan State men’s Basketball takes on the Indiana Hoosiers this week. The Spartans are currently dominating the Big Ten while Indiana is playing well with plenty of success in its Big Ten Conference games. Here are three things to watch in this game

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Michigan State hits the road for what head coach Tom Izzo is calling a “separation week” in the Big Ten. The Spartans open their two-game road swing Thursday night at Assembly Hall (8:30 FS1) where they’ll halt a two-game losing skid to the Hoosiers. Let’s take a look at how these two teams match up from a statistical standpoint and where edges can perhaps be gleaned.

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Michigan State players will have to pack a little extra when they take out their suitcase for the trip to Indiana on Wednesday. Spartans coach Tom Izzo opted to turn the Spartans’ weekend into a rare two-game road trip and head straight from a Thursday night game at Indiana to Minnesota, where the Spartans play on Sunday.

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