6 days ago

Men’s Basketball is back! Follow the team along during their first game of the season in Madison Square Garden against Kentucky, hear from the new Big Ten Champions, Women’s Cross Country, and learn more about Men’s Soccer player, Farai Mutatu’s family.

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7 days ago

Recap of Binghamton, Preview of Seton Hall. Special Guest: Sophomore Aaron Henry

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7 days ago

The Michigan State men’s basketball team’s run as the AP No. 1 team was short lived. After losing to then-No. 2 Kentucky in the Champions Classic, the Spartans have slipped to No 3 in the latest AP poll. Kentucky–not a surprise–took over as the new No. 1 team with Duke also jumping the Spartans into the No. 2 spot. Louisville and Kansas round out the top five.

Source: Spartans Wire

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Ima put this on here cause I need you to read it, and I feel like this the best way for it to get to you. I love you bro, w everything I have in my entire body. I love you so much, if I could carry yo pain I would wear it on my shoulders just to see you happy and wouldn’t think twice. I understand it was to much, I understand I really do and yo story won’t end here. I can promise you that, the next time I run into someone in your situation ima save them, cause that’s wha you would want me to do. I wish it was a term that goes deeper then brother, cause that’s what’s you are to me, 1/3 of my heart. And I’m struggling because there is nothing that can replace that Smoothie. I need you, I miss you. But I’m so proud of you, bro you fought every demon w everything you had in you. You went to war w yourself every single day not knowing if you could win that battle. And you won time after time. You stood tall and you let your family love you, you gave me everything I asked for, just one day you didn’t have enough strength. And that’s ok man, that’s really ok, ppl can’t go through wha you went through, you are the strongest, wisest, kindest, most caring person. The best brother/ gang member I could ever ask for. And I wouldn’t replace you or change any single thing about you. Not one. I don’t like doing these cause I feel like they for show, but I need to you to read this Smoothie and I need you to know, that I love you and I care for you. And the only reason I can sit here and still stand is because I know you not in no more pain. The only reason I’m still standing. After that bro we really got beef, and when I see you again I’m beating yo ass. Cause it’s no way you got me out here trying to adjust to life w out you bro. This shit so deep bro we suppose to see all this out together. But we’ll have that convo the next time I see you Smoothie Bean. Rest up my baby and keep watching over us, save me a seat. And when it’s all said and done ima have so much to tell you. You gone already know but ima tell you anyway. Love you Gang member🖤 wish your story coulda had a diff ending, it’s ok tho enjoy it up there. Ima see you soon enough #LuvSmoothie🖤

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1 week ago BOX SCORE | Post Game Quotes



After brother’s death, emotional Cassius Winston leads Michigan State to blowout win Detroit Free Press
Before the game, Tom Izzo was in tears. But once the game tipped off, the No. 1 Michigan State Spartans (1-1) brought some joy to a community in pain, cruising past Binghamton, 100-47. The game, played in the wake of the Saturday death of senior point guard Cassius Winston’s younger brother Zachary, was anything but routine. Breslin Center held a pregame moment of silence in Zachary’s memory, during which both Cassius and Izzo were visibly emotional.

MSU plays ‘with a heavy heart,’ throttles Binghamton in emotional home opener Detroit News
There was a basketball game at the Breslin Center on Sunday night, and while the blowout victory was nice for top-ranked Michigan State, it was hardly the focus for nearly everyone in the building. Instead of worrying about wins or 3-pointers and slam dunks, the roughly 14,000 in attendance were there to support one player — Cassius Winston.

Cassius Winston leads MSU basketball to rout of Binghamton Spartan Tailgate
Less than 24 hours after his brother was killed from being hit by a train, senior point guard Cassius Winston started and buried his first shot of the game. The Detroit native finished with 17 points, 11 assists, two rebounds and a steal. He checked out to a thunderous ovation with 4:44 left on the clock.

Michigan State wins emotional home opener over Binghamton MLive.com
Nobody would have blamed Cassius Winston if he had stayed home on Sunday night, or sat on the bench, or ran off the court immediately after tipoff. But less than 24 hours after the death of his brother, Winston started and played as Michigan State beat Binghamton, 100-47, on Sunday night in its home opener.

Michigan State Basketball blows out Binghamton 100-47 in emotional night Spartans Wire
It’s hard to talk about a game of basketball when something so tragic like the passing of Zachary Winston, Cassius Winston’s brother, occurs. But nevertheless, Michigan State did play a game tonight against Binghamton, which they dominated 100-47

Michigan State Tops Binghamton, 100-47, on Emotional Night MSUSpartans.com
On an emotional night at the Breslin Center, Michigan State senior guard Cassius Winston had a double-double with 17 points and 11 assists and five players scored in double figures as the No.1-ranked Spartans beat Binghamton, 100-47.Winston started and played 20 minutes on the day his younger brother, Zachary, a sophomore basketball player at nearby Albion College, passed away.

Cassius Winston plays with broken heart, but surrounded by love Detroit Free Press
Cassius Winston entered the tunnel leading to the Breslin Center court Sunday, just as he had done hundreds of times before. His green Michigan State basketball hoodie, pulled over his head, covered most of his face. His youngest brother, Khy, walked with him, his blue pullover drawn tightly as well. Winston found a seat along the sideline and sunk into it, his head falling into his hands. Khy sat down next to him and pulled him in.

1 week ago

1 week ago

Michigan State basketball All-American Cassius Winston and his family suffered a major tragedy Saturday night. Winston’s brother, Zachary, was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Albion, sources confirmed to the Free Press on Sunday morning.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

Michigan State men’s basketball returns to the Breslin Center on Sunday, Nov. 10 to face Binghamton University in its 2019-20 home opener. The game tips off at 7 p.m. and will air live on BTN, with Brandon Gaudin and Stephen Bardo calling all of the action.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 week ago

There’s no doubt Michigan State (0-1) will need to shoot the ball far better than it did in the opening loss of the season to the second-ranked Wildcats. The Spartans finished the game 22-for-56 (.393) but were just 5-for-26 (.192) from 3-point range. season to the second-ranked Wildcats. The Spartans finished the game 22-for-56 (.393) but were just 5-for-26 (.192) from 3-point range.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

The 6-foot-2 shooting guard missed all four of his shots as the No. 1 Spartans fell to second-ranked Kentucky on Tuesday in the Champions Classic, 69-62. “I don’t really take a lot of shots in the game,” Watts said Thursday after practice. “That’s something Coach tells me about, shooting the ball more. Once I shoot the ball and get in a rhythm, I feel like my shots will fall and come together.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

Rocket Watts admitted he needs to be more aggressive. Malik Hall acknowledged that he needed to slow things down just a tad. Not unlike most freshmen, Michigan State’s two most important first-year players were quick to accept their coach’s critiques after the top-ranked Spartans lost to No. 2 Kentucky in the Champions Classic on Tuesday, the first game for each.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

“It hurts. I can’t be the one picking up two fouls in any situation. I can’t get beat like that; I just gotta let ‘em go,” Henry said Thursday. “Me getting yelled at and them getting two points is less important than me sitting on the bench. I gotta show my value there and just realize who I am on this team.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

1 week ago

There’s no good way to lose a game, especially one featuring the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams in the country. But a review of the film from Michigan State’s 69-62 loss to Kentucky on Tuesday showed that missed open shots were a primary culprit in the Spartans’ loss. And while the team’s 16 turnovers and a parade of first-half fouls are frustrating as well, missing good shots is something Tom Izzo can live with.

Source: mlive.com

2 weeks ago

Michigan State senior guard Cassius Winston (Detroit, Mich./University of Detroit Jesuit) and junior forward Xavier Tillman (Grand Rapids, Mich./GR Catholic Central) were named to watch lists for a pair of national awards earlier this week.

Source: Michigan State University Athletic

2 weeks ago

Matt Charboneau, Tony Paul and Casey Harrison review Michigan State’s 69-62 loss against Kentucky in the first basketball game of the season and they preview Saturday’s football game between MSU and Illinois.

2 weeks ago

Pressed into an unexpectedly large role due to first-half foul trouble, Bingham recorded seven points and six rebounds in 17 minutes of game action. His night included some finishes on feeds from Cassius Winston, transition play and using that lengthy frame to record a block. The performance marked the first time Bingham’s vast potential translated into production on the court for the Spartans.

Source: mlive.com

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2 weeks ago

Recap of the Champions Classic game against Kentucky. Special Guest Freshman Forward Malik Hall

Source: Spartan Sports Network

2 weeks ago

First, Thomas Kithier went to the bench. Then Malik Hall. Michigan State’s planned rotation at forward — already a question mark of a position — went awry quickly. Enter Marcus Bingham.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

You could see the potential. But then that wasn’t surprising. Michigan State basketball is ranked No. 1 for a reason. You could also see the turnovers and cheap fouls and miscommunication and inexperience. This wasn’t surprising, either, and not just because Tom Izzo warned you. This is how it so often works for the Spartans in November. And December. And sometimes even early January.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

No. 1 Michigan State lost to No. 2 Kentucky 69-62 in the Champions Classic Tuesday night. Here are some thoughts that have had a proper amount of time to stew in my brain, hopefully leading to them being more crystalized and rational.

Source: Spartans Wire

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