Michigan State fell shy, 59-56 in a back-and-forth road battle against Minnesota on Tuesday night at the Williams Arena. Tyson Walker scored a team-high 20 points but was temporarily sidelined to an injury late in the second half. Jaden Akins added 16 points on 6-11 shooting and 4-7 from 3-point range
Michigan State’s men’s basketball team hits the road for a mid-week matchup at Minnesota on Tuesday, Feb. 6. The Spartans will play three of their next four games on the road. The game will air live on Peacock, with Noah Eagle and Stephen Bardo calling all of the action.
Michigan State basketball has one of the best 2024 recruiting classes in the country. Currently sitting at No. 13 in the country and No. 3 in the Big Ten, the Spartans have yet another incredible recruiting class coming in. Especially considering most teams ranked above them have more commits than MSU, it really puts into perspective how great this class is.
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“It bothers me to think of my team not being tough enough,” Izzo said. “Some of it must be the way I coached them. Some of it must be the personnel and some of it must be a little bit on them. I think all three parties deserve some blame, but nobody here can say we’ve rebounded the ball and we’ve gotten it after like were used to here.”
Michigan State’s men’s basketball team used a 14-2 run late in the second half to break open a close game and held on for a 63-54 win over Maryland in a Big Ten game on Saturday evening at the Breslin Center. Malik Hall and Tyson Walker each scored 19 points to lead the Spartans.
Michigan State wraps up a two-game home swing on Saturday, Feb. 3, hosting Maryland at the Breslin Center (FOX, 5:40 p.m.). The Spartans, coming off an 81-62 win over Michigan on Tuesday night, have won four of their last five games and nine of the last 12 overall. This is the second meeting between the Spartans and Terps, with MSU winning 61-59 at Maryland last month. The game will air live on FOX with Kevin Kugler and Robbie Hummel calling all of the action.
On Tom Izzo’s 69th birthday, one win away from 700 for his Hall of Fame career, archrival Michigan just happened to land on the schedule. Tuesday night at the Breslin Center, it all came together – especially in the second half – for yet another historic night for Izzo, who became the first Big Ten head coach to win 700 games at the same school and just the 10th nationally to win 700 Division I games at the same school.
After a forgettable first half lacking defensive grit and offensive punch, the Spartans completely flipped the script on the visiting Wolverines and outscored them by 21 in the second half for a 81-62 victory in the first rivalry matchup of the season.
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To Tom Izzo, the biggest things that his Michigan State team needs to improve on are largely effort-related: rebounding, defense and gathering loose balls. Lucky for him, the next game on his team’s schedule is one that typically brings out maximum effort.
Tom Izzo pointed to the recent past, when Michigan State basketball playing Michigan meant high stakes for both teams in the Big Ten race. This year? Not so much. However, that does not discount the importance of Tuesday night’s first meeting between the two rivals at the halfway point of the conference season.
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After two games away from home, Michigan State returns back to the Breslin Center for a pair of home games this week, starting on Tuesday, Jan. 30, hosting in-state rival Michigan (9 p.m., Peacock). The Spartans, coming off an 81-66 loss at No. 13 Wisconsin on Friday night, have won 8 of their last 11 games, including three-straight Big Ten wins at home. The game will air live on Peacock, with Noah Eagle and Robbie Hummel calling all of the action.
Michigan and Michigan State will meet on Tuesday night in a game that may be the least anticipated in the recent memory of the series. Michigan is 7-13, and Michigan State is 12-8 heading into a 9 p.m. tipoff at the Breslin Center. The game will be broadcast on Peacock, a streaming-only affair. The two teams’ combined record of 19-21 will mark the lowest combined winning percentage entering a rivalry game since January 21, 1982, when 0-12 Michigan played 7-8 Michigan State.
It felt like déjà vu for Michigan State basketball. Tyson Walker never got going. AJ Storr couldn’t be stopped. And the Spartans never held a lead for the second time this season against No. 10 Wisconsin, which completed the sweep with an 81-66 victory Friday night at Kohl Center.
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Michigan State’s first game against Wisconsin marked the nadir of a disappointing first half of the season. The Spartans fell to the Badgers by 13 points at home back on December 5 to fall to 4-4 on the season after starting the year ranked among the top five teams in the country. Now, Michigan State is hoping its second game against Wisconsin can be the high point of its resurgent second half of the season.
Wisconsin is right where Tom Izzo hoped Michigan State basketball would be at this point of the season. In the top 10 of the polls, fighting with Purdue for the top spot in the Big Ten standings, pushing for a high seed in the NCAA tournament.
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Michigan State’s men’s basketball team plays the second of two road games this week, visiting No. 13/10 Wisconsin on Friday, Jan. 26 (9 p.m., FS1). The Spartans, coming off a 61-59 win at Maryland on Sunday, are No. 21 in the NET rankings, No. 16 in KenPom, and No. 17 in the ESPN BPI. The game will air live on FS1, Brandon Gaudin and LaPhonso Ellis calling all of the action.
Michigan State is back on the road Friday night looking for payback against the Wisconsin Badgers. Wisconsin defeated MSU back on December 5 in both teams’ Big Ten opener. Much has changed for the Spartans since then. Will it be enough to win against a tough opponent on their home court? To help answer that question, we speak with Rohan Chakravarthi from Bucky’s 5th Quarter.
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