2 weeks ago

Michigan State knows what life is like without Malik Hall. And it knows what a challenge the next several weeks or more will be like without its senior forward on the court. “It’s not easy,” Michigan State forward Joey Hauser said. “We’ve been there, done that.”

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

Immediately following the game, Tom Izzo didn’t seem optimistic about getting Hall back this year, which would have been a devastating blow to a thin MSU roster. However, Spartan fans got some amazing news on Tuesday when Tom Izzo said on the MSUFCU Coaches Show that Hall is already out of his walking boot, although he is still expected to miss some time.

Source: Spartans Wire

2 weeks ago

Michigan State had a shot to win the game with 1.8 seconds left, but could not connect as the Spartans fell to No. 3 Purdue, 64-63, in a game featuring 13 ties and eight lead changes at the Breslin Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tyson Walker scored 30 points – hitting 12-of-23 shots from the floor and 4-of-8 from 3-point land, while grabbing three rebounds to lead three players in double figures.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

2 weeks ago

After two road games last week, Michigan State’s men’s basketball team returns to the Breslin Center for a pair of Big Ten Conference games, starting with a matchup against No. 3 Purdue on Monday, Jan. 16 (2:30 p.m., FOX). Both MSU and Purdue will wear distinctive shirts to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

2 weeks ago

Let’s check in on some of the Spartans who have either graduated or moved onto the next level over the last five years, and where they are currently playing, specifically from 2019 through 2022.

Source: Spartan Shadows

2 weeks ago

One young Michigan State player saw his role expand dramatically in the last week while another saw his minutes lessen.For the second straight game, Spartans freshman forward Carson Cooper played a significant role in Michigan State’s frontcourt.Cooper played 12 minutes in the Spartans’ Friday night loss to Illinois, scoring six points on 3-for-3 shooting with four rebounds and a block.

Source: MLive.com

3 weeks ago

Boxscore

Michigan State had a nine-point lead in the second half, but could not hang on as Illinois used a late run to take the lead and held on to beat the Spartans, 75-66, at State Farm Arena in a Big Ten men’s basketball game Friday night. A.J. Hoggard scored 20 points and had four rebounds to lead the Spartans,

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 weeks ago

Tom Izzo knows his Michigan State team has won seven straight games, but he isn’t exactly counting the win streak on his fingers. He knows that in this sport, things can change quickly. His veteran players, he says, know that too. So any win streak gets downplayed.

Source: MLive.com

3 weeks ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team plays its second-straight road game on Friday, Jan. 13, traveling to play at Illinois (9 p.m.). The game will air live on FS1, with Tim Brando and Casey Jacobsen calling all of the action.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 weeks ago

Michigan State put four players in double figures, used a 15-6 run over the final 4:11 of the game and hit four free throws in the final 28 seconds to come back for a 69-65 win over Wisconsin at the Kohl Center on Tuesday night.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team hits the road for the first time in more than a month, playing at No. 18/18 Wisconsin on Tuesday, Jan. 10 (7 p.m., ESPN). The game will air live on ESPN, with Brian Custer, Robbie Hummel and Myron Medcalf calling all of the action.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 weeks ago

Saturday was the second of nine games in a 27-day span for MSU (11-4, 3-1 Big Ten) that started with a Tuesday win over Nebraska. The victory over Michigan also closed a five-game homestand, and the Spartans now take their six-game win streak on the road for back-to-back games this week. “You definitely get a momentum piece, but we don’t want to ride it too much and get too overzealous or happy with ourselves about a win like this,” senior Malik Hall said. “This is a good win, but we still have a really big stretch ahead of us.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 weeks ago

The Spartans managed to put up just three points in the first six minutes of the game, trailing 7-3 to the visiting Michigan Wolverines. With an offense struggling to churn out any sort of solid offensive looks, that four-point deficit felt more like a double-digit one for MSU. Then, leading the offense from the point, junior guard A.J. Hoggard put his head down and drove to the net, notching a tough basket to finally end MSU’s scoreless drought.

Source: State News

3 weeks ago

Michigan State put four players in double figures and hit 55 percent of its second half shots as the Spartans pulled away for an 89-68 win over Buffalo on Friday night at the Breslin Center. A.J. Hoggard scored 15 points, grabbed six rebounds and had four assists and two steals to lead three players in double figures.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

4 weeks ago

Mady Sissoko has been on the court for four games against Michigan over the last two seasons. That meant going toe-to-toe with one of the best players in the nation at his position in Hunter Dickinson, who has been a thorn in the side of Spartans.

Source: MLive.com

4 weeks ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team closes out a six-game homestand on Saturday, Jan.7, hosting in-state rival Michigan at the Breslin Center (2:30 p.m.). The game will air live on FOX, with Gus Johnson and Jim Jackson calling all of the action.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

4 weeks ago

The first month of a college basketball season is tough enough for any freshman acclimating to the speed and physicality of a new level of basketball. Michigan State’s freshmen this season had a lot of other challenges heaped on top as well, with a loaded November and two West Coast trips. “Those freshmen were under fire,” Spartans coach Tom Izzo said on Tuesday.

Source: MLive.com

4 weeks ago

The Big Ten rang in the new year with only one team ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll and only four ranked in the top 25. Its top 10 team, No. 1 Purdue, promptly lost at home to unranked Rutgers on Monday, adding more chaos to an already chaotic league. What should we make of all of it? Hall of Fame Michigan State Tom Izzo said the league isn’t as strong at the top as it’s been in recent years but said it’s the deepest he’s seen in 15 years.

Source: mlive.com

4 weeks ago

Michigan State opened up a 22-point lead at halftime and put three players in double figures en route to a 74-56 win over Nebraska on Tuesday night at the Breslin Center. Senior guard Tyson Walker scored 21 points, including 16 in the first half, to lead the Spartans.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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