6 days ago

The Spartans were riding high, winners of eight straight and sitting atop the Big Ten with a perfect 5-0 mark. That ended quickly as they were “punched in the mouth,” as Winston put it after the game.

Source: Detroit News

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6 days ago

Let’s talk about what Michigan State Spartans junior forward/center Xavier Tillman is doing this season, and the effect he’s had on the basketball team’s success. After getting off to a slow start in the first few games this season, Tillman has really ramped up his play since the Virginia Tech loss.

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What seems like a never-ending injury battle continues for Michigan State fifth-year senior Kyle Ahrens. Ahrens will be out for at least the next couple of weeks, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said on Tuesday, as he deals primarily with a sore Achilles that has affected the ankle he injured in last season’s Big Ten tournament championship game.

Source: Detroit News

7 days ago

Watch highlights from Men’s Basketball’s win over Minnesota at home on Thursday, January 9, 2020, learn more about where Taryn McCutcheon gets her strength, and hear from the Krygier twins about growing up on and off the ice

7 days ago

Gabe Brown’s emotions were raw as he attempted to process a 29-point loss at Purdue, Michigan State basketball’s first Big Ten defeat of the season. “Coach said it’s one of his worst losses, so it’s embarrassing to him, too. It’s embarrassing to us,” the sophomore swingman said. “So we gotta get back to work and find out what happened.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

7 days ago

Recap of Minnesota and Purdue Games, preview of Wisconsin. Special Guest Raquel Izzo talking about Friday’s Food Drive

 

1 week ago

The soft touch on the jump hook is still there. So, too, is the sometimes awkward looking gait running up and down the court. The smile is there too, the one that has always come easily for Nick Ward, comfortable knowing he’s exactly where he wants to be.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

Michigan State basketball guard Rocket Watts caught the ball at the top of the key, made a jab step and let it fly. Swish. One problem: the whistle that came as he shot the 3-pointer. A traveling call. Replay showed he dragged his pivot foot ever so slightly. Basket negated. “That wasn’t a travel,” Watts said in frustration in the locker room. “I can’t do the jab step no more if they call traveling on that.”

Source: DEtroit Free Press

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“I feel embarrassed for our fans, I feel embarrassed for national TV audience, I feel embarrassed for staff. Because if you get beat like that, a head coach has to take a look at (himself). And so we’ll reevaluate everybody. We will make a big deal about this game. We will not live and die with it. We will get better from it. And that’s what I plan on doing.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

“They did a good job,” Winston said of Purdue’s defense. “We tried to get out quick so it was my fault. I was a little impatient. I think we got down early and I was trying to force things, kind of trying to help us get back in the game where I have to be a little bit more patient.” It was clear Purdue’s goal defensively was do whatever it took to limit Winston, who entered the game averaging 19.4 po

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

BOX SCORE



Michigan State Falls on the Road to Purdue MSUSpartans.com
Michigan State’s men’s basketball team fell behind early and was able to pull within 11 points in the second half, but could get no closer in a 71-42 loss to Purdue on Sunday afternoon at Mackey Arena. Cassius Winston scored 10 points and had five assists to lead the Spartans, while freshman guard Rocket Watts added 10 points.

Out-of-sync Spartans get run over on the road, smashed by Purdue Detroit News
Michigan State (13-4, 5-1 Big Ten) got 10 points each from Cassius Winston and Rocket Watts but the offense was out of sync the entire game as the Spartans turned the ball over 18 times, including 10 committed by Winston. It was the fourth straight loss at Mackey Arena and the loss ended Michigan State’s seven-game winning streak.

Michigan State stunned in 71-42 blowout loss at Purdue Detroit Free Press
Cassius Winston took the outlet and turned up the court. He ran square into Purdue’s Trevion Williams. The ball jarred free, and Williams tied up the Michigan State basketball point guard on the floor for a change of possession. That pretty much summed up Sunday for the Spartans.

Michigan State falls by 29 at Purdue for worst loss since 2017 MLive.com
Michigan State came crashing back to reality on a miserable Sunday afternoon with thousands of black and gold-clad fans here enjoying every minute of it. The No. 8 Spartans lost to Purdue in decisive fashion, 71-42, on Sunday afternoon at Mackey Arena. The loss was the Spartans’ worst since a 29-point loss to Michigan in February, 2017.

Michigan State men’s basketball streak comes to end at Purdue State News
Three missed shots for Michigan State in one of their first offensive possessions at Purdue set the tone for a matchup that ended both its eight-game win streak and undefeated conference record. The Spartans fell for the third straight time at Mackey Arena, 71-42.

Michigan State blitzed by Purdue at Mackey Arena Spartan Tailgate
For the second year in a row, Michigan State walked into Purdue’s Mackey Arena and immediately got knocked on its heels. Unlike last year, when the Spartans trimmed an 18-point halftime deficit to four, they were unable to construct a legitimate comeback on Sunday.

Michigan State loses to Purdue 71-42 Spartans Wire
Michigan State Basketball struggled mightily against Purdue today in a matinee game. Purdue beat the Spartans, 71-42. MSU Basketball dealt with their largest first-half deficit of the season against the Boilermakers. Mackey Arena definitely got the best of Michigan State today.



1 week ago

Aaron Henry knew what to expect when Michigan State basketball visited Purdue last year. Then again, he admits, he had no idea how intense Mackey Arena would be. “When I came in there last year, I knew it was gonna be the loudest gym I ever played in,” the Indianapolis native said Thursday. “We came in there as a ranked team last year, and it was a game they circled.”
Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team hits the road for its second Big Ten Conference game away from home on Sunday, Jan. 12, visiting Purdue. Tipoff at Mackey Arena is slated for noon. The game will air live on CBS, with Spero Dedes and Clark Kellogg calling all of the action.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 week ago

Michigan State hits the road for the first time in a long time, hoping to stay perfect against the Purdue Boilermakers this Sunday (Noon CBS). It’ll be a tough task as home teams in the Big Ten are currently sporting a .867 win percentage.

Source: Spartans Wire

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1 week ago

The Spartans are venturing out on the road for the first time in nearly a month. This is MSU’s third true road game, but Mackey Arena is a more fierce environment than what the Spartans faced at Seton Hall and, especially, at Northwestern, which was essentially a neutral-site game. It’s a test this team needs after convincing home wins over Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota.

Source: Lansing State Journal

1 week ago

Michigan State Basketball travels to the Mackey Arena for a Big Ten game against Purdue Basketball. The Spartans just beat Minnesota, 74-58. Purdue, on the other hand, just lost to Michigan in double overtime, 84-78.

Source: Spartans Wire

1 week ago

Joshua Langford won’t play this year. Tom Izzo expects Kyle Ahrens will be bothered by his multitude of injuries for the rest of the season. Cassius Winston and Rocket Watts both have battled their own physical ailments. Now add Xavier Tillman to Michigan State basketball’s list of walking wounded.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

Just five games into Big Ten play, it’s hard to ask for anything more than five victories and not a single blemish. That’s the position No. 8 Michigan State is in following Thursday’s victory over Minnesota, and as the Spartans prepare to hit the road for a Sunday tip at Purdue, it’s exactly the sort of start they were looking for. However, Tom Izzo knows what has happened to this point guarantees nothing over the next couple of months. “Don’t get carried away,” Izzo warned.
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