2 weeks ago

In 2000, Michigan State beat Iowa State on March 25 to reach the Final Four in back-to-back years. One year later, in 2001, the Spartans beat Temple to reach it again for the third-straight year.In beating Iowa State, 75-64, to reach the Final Four en route to the 2000 National Championship, the Spartans trailed by seven points with 5:49 left in the second half and outscored the Cyclones, 23-5 the rest of the way to win the Midwest Regional.

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2 weeks ago

This game will be remembered for numerous reasons, from the hype behind it to Winston playing every minute. But everything in this game boils down to the final minutes. One shot by senior forward Kenny Goins over the long stretch of Zion Williamson.

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2 weeks ago

Over the past week, you’ve seen us (and many others) using simulators to conduct mock NCAA Tournaments, in the absence of a real tournament during the coronavirus pandemic. But what about if recent Michigan State teams could play against one another? We can simulate that too, thanks to the magic of the NCAA game simulator.

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2 weeks ago

The 4-seeded Louisville Cardinals sat at 5-3 all-time against MSU coming into the East Regional final. Louisville’s electric backcourt of Terry Rozier and Wayne Blackshear proved problematic all game, as Rozier dominated the fast break on four steals and Blackshear had a game-high 28 points.

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2 weeks ago

Xavier Tillman has decided to see where he stands in the eyes of the NBA. In a move many expected after the Michigan State junior center had a breakout 2019-20 season, Tillman announced on Tuesday that he will enter the NBA draft but will retain his college eligibility throughout the process. That decision allows Tillman the option of returning to Michigan State for his senior season.

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2 weeks ago

Cassius Winston was named a Consensus Second Team All-American by the NCAA on Tuesday morning. Winston earned second team honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Tuesday morning, the fourth such honor he has received this year

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2 weeks ago

Hear from Senior athletes about their reactions to their seasons being cut short, and travel to New York City for Fashion Week with Cross Country runner, India Johnson.

2 weeks ago

Coach Izzo is a passionate leader who looks for fire in his players as a sign of their true commitment. Along comes Cassius Winston, star Spartans point guard who simmers with a much quieter intensity. When Cassius’s younger brother died in November, Izzo had to balance supporting – and pushing – his young star. Here’s his parents’ story of raising the strong, steady young Cassius through a happy childhood — and suddenly having to find a way to hold it all together when their close-knit family was shaken to its core.

2 weeks ago

Cassius Winston was named a Second Team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). This is the second-straight year Winston has been recognized by the USBWA, as he was a second-team honoree in 2018-19 as a junior. Winston was also tabbed a second-team All-American by the Associated Press and by The Sporting News.

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2 weeks ago

With the 2019-20 season abruptly cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, there’s still an appetite for college basketball to satisfy. Amid a widespread shutdown of sports at all levels, ESPN.com’s Jeff Borzello has given hoops fans something to chew on with a set of way-too-early Top-25 rankings. Michigan State figures to be a national contender once again in 2020-21, as Borzello ranks the Spartans No. 9 in his early list.

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2 weeks ago

Little did we know that Michigan State and Maryland would become regular opponents in just a few years, as Maryland was still in the Atlantic Coast Conference at the time. The Terrapins were having one of the best seasons since their national title run in 2002. Led by star senior point guard Greivis Vasquez and a tenured Head Coach in Gary Williams, the stars seemed to be aligned for the Terrapins.

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3 weeks ago

Let’s start at the low point. These times are unsettling enough. Not that Mike Garland was thinking about the coronavirus and the effect it might have on his son. He was just thinking about his son. And whether to immediately drive to Cleveland to see him when the plane he was on landed back in East Lansing.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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While MSU is pursuing five-star Canadian guard Karim Mane, 247Sports’ No. 25 overall player in the 2020 class, it’s also keeping its options open on the transfer market. Harvard transfer point guard Bryce Aiken told 247Sports he’s hoping to hear from the Spartans, while Stadium’s Jeff Goodman reported Friday that MSU has reached out to UNLV transfer guard Amauri Hardy.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

3 weeks ago

Karim Mane’s high school basketball career came to an end with the postponement of the Canadian national championships, which were set to begin Thursday. His college decision also got put on hold when the Big Ten last week put a moratorium on in-person recruiting because of the coronavirus crisis, and the U.S. and Canada agreed Wednesday to close their shared borders. Those two factors forced Mane to cancel a planned visit for next week to Michigan State basketball.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 weeks ago

Michigan State men’s basketball senior guard Cassius Winston (Detroit, Mich./University of Detroit Jesuit) was named a Second Team All-American by the Associated Press on Friday.

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3 weeks ago

In any other year, we’d all be knee-deep in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament today. But since there’s no tournament this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, all we can do is relive past tournament moments.

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3 weeks ago

Mel Tucker was supposed to be holding his second spring practice session as Michigan State’s head coach on Thursday. Instead, like so many Americans, he was working from home amid the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

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3 weeks ago

Flashback to 20 years ago, at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Michigan State defeated Iowa State 75-64, sending the Spartans to their second consecutive Final Four under Tom Izzo. They went on to win the national championship in Indianapolis, defeating Florida.

Source: The State News

3 weeks ago

Michigan State men’s basketball senior guard Cassius Winston (Detroit, Mich./University of Detroit Jesuit) and junior forward Xavier Tillman (Grand Rapids, Mich./GR Christian) earned All-American honors from The Athletic on Thursday morning.

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