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No. 11 Michigan State sweeps Minnesota with 70-52 win MSUSpartans.com
Cassius Winston had 18 points and eight assists to help 11th-ranked Michigan State cruise to a second victory over Minnesota in three weeks, 70-52 on Sunday. Xavier Tillman added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans (15-5, 7-2), who bounced back from a loss at Indiana three days ago to stay in a first-place tie in the Big Ten with Illinois.

Michigan State pulls away from Minnesota, shares Big Ten lead Detroit News
There was another slow start for Michigan State on Sunday, but this time the Spartans shook it off in short order to end a two-game road skid. Cassius Winston scored 18 points and handed out eight assists while Xavier Tillman scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead No. 11 Michigan State to a 70-52 victory over Minnesota at Williams Arena to move back into a first-place tie with Illinois atop the Big Ten. The Spartans (15-5, 7-2 Big Ten) opened the game 2-for-10, but soon had taken advantage of an equally poor start for the Gophers to eventually pull away.

Cassius Winston, Xavier Tillman lead Michigan State to road win at Minnesota MLive.com
With a new-look lineup and a second-half surge, Michigan State ended its brief road skid and climbed back atop the Big Ten standings. No. 11 Michigan State beat Minnesota, 70-52, on Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena. The win moves the Spartans (15-5, 7-2) into a tie with Illinois for first place in the Big Ten. It also salvaged a split in a two-game road trip following a Thursday loss to Indiana.

Michigan State’s tweaked lineup works, ends two-game road losing streak Detroit Free Press
Tom Izzo borrowed from Minnesota native Bob Dylan: Michigan State’s lineup was a-changin’ Sunday. Sophomores Aaron Henry and Marcus Bingham went to the bench, with freshmen Rocket Watts and Malik Hall for the ninth-ranked Spartans for two reasons — to get more consistency, and try and put the slow starts behind them. It worked.

Michigan State handles Minnesota on the road 70-52 Spartans Wire
On a day where most people across the country are focused on the tragic passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, there was a basketball game to be played still, and Michigan State Men’s Basketball pulled out a much-needed 70-52 road win against Big Ten adversary Minnesota.

Michigan State closes road stint with 70-52 win at Minnesota State News
Michigan State ended their weekend road-trip with a much needed 70-52 win at Minnesota (11-9 overall, 5-5 in Big Ten) Sunday afternoon. After defeating the Gophers earlier this month, MSU was able to pull out another victory in a similar fashion, led by defensive physicality and board dominance.

Michigan State wraps up road trip with win at Minnesota Spartan Tailgate
Tom Izzo’s lineup experiment paid off with an elusive Big Ten road win Sunday afternoon at Minnesota. With freshmen Malik Hall and Rocket Watts in the starting five in place of Marcus Bingham Jr. and Aaron Henry, No. 11 Michigan State went into Williams Arena and knocked off the Golden Gophers 70-52. The win puts the Spartans back in a tie with Illinois for first place in the Big Ten.

Michigan State players earned an uplifting win over Minnesota. Then they heard the Kobe Bryant news MLive.com
The look on Cassius Winston’s face said everything. Minutes after Michigan State’s Sunday afternoon win at Minnesota, Tom Izzo pulled his star point guard aside to deliver some devastating news: Kobe Bryant had died on Sunday in a helicopter crash in California.



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It was frustrating. It was disappointing. When you play one of your best games of the season and end up losing and not getting the series sweep you were desperately seeking, it hurts. It hurts a lot. In one of the most exciting games of the season, and in front of a fired-up standing-room-only crowd of 6,586 at Munn Arena, Michigan State on Saturday came within a bounce or two of scoring a go-ahead goal late in the third period.

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No. 19 Michigan State and No. 9 Penn State were even through 60 minutes on Saturday at a sold-out Munn Arena, but Connor McMenamin’s goal 39 seconds into overtime broke the tie and gave the Nittany Lions a 2-1 win. The Spartans (13-12-1, 9-6-1-0) outshot PSU 36-22 over the final two periods, including putting 19 on goal in final 20 minutes.

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It’s a quick turnaround on a long trip, but another tough road test awaits No. 9 Michigan State basketball. As well as the first of the Spartans’ Big Ten return games. Three days after suffering a second straight road loss, the Spartans face Minnesota at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.

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Michigan State wraps up a two-game weekend road trip on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Minnesota. Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m. The game will air live on FOX, with Tim Brando and Jim Jackson calling all of the action.

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Minnesota is 11-8 on the season but very difficult to beat at home. The Gophers have a 4-0 record at home in conference play while the Spartans dropped to 1-2 on the road with a tough defeat at Indiana on Thursday night. They nearly pulled off the comeback against the Hoosiers, but mistakes down the stretch led to the defeat.

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Michigan State women’s basketball concludes a tough three-game week, facing No. 19/21 Iowa on the road on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on BTN with Sloane Martin and Vera Jones on the call.

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Michigan State plays Minnesota tomorrow at 3:00 P.M. The Spartans just suffered a loss at the hands of Indiana, 67-63. Minnesota, on the other hand, just beat Ohio State on the road. Earlier this month, Michigan State beat Wisconsin at home, 74-58.

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Michigan State offered Portage Northern junior running back Anthony Tyus III this week. Tyus, a bruising 6-foot-1, 220-pound prospect, is actually a Lansing native. His father starred at Sexton High before going on to play at Central Michigan. “Getting an offer from Michigan State means a lot because Lansing is my hometown,” Tyus said. “That is where I was born at.”

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There were several key factors to Michigan State’s 4-2 victory over No. 9/9 Penn State on Friday night in front of 6,017 fans at Munn Arena. Here’s four: Senior center Patrick Khodorenko’s three goals – one in the first period, one in the second and one in the third, for his second career hat trick.

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The Spartans have been early aggressors in home games at Breslin Center, where they are 5-0 in Big Ten play, but they trailed by 22 points after 16½ minutes Jan. 12 at Purdue  in a 71-42 blowout loss. Next up is another road game, Sunday at Minnesota (3 p.m., Fox).

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On Thursday, the Spartans found themselves in an 18-4 hole. At Purdue, it was a 19-4 deficit. The only difference against the Hoosiers was that Michigan State battled back and took the lead in the second half before coming up short, while at Purdue the Spartans got steamrolled, losing by 29.

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Patrick Khodorenko’s three-goal game pushed the No. 19 Michigan State hockey team past No. 9 Penn State, 4-2, on Friday night at Munn Ice Arena in front of a crowd of over 6,000 fans. Goaltender John Lethemon made 40 saves as the Spartans (13-11-1, 9-5-1) moved into first place in the Big Ten, two points ahead of Ohio State.

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This isn’t the first time the Michigan State football program has handed out a scholarship offer to a Groveport Madison (Ohio) player late in the recruiting period. Back in the 2001 recruiting class there was Eric Smith, who would turn into a three-year starter at safety, become a third-round NFL draft pick, play six seasons in the NFL and later coach in the league. The second, from the 2010 class, you might remember his name: running back Le’Veon Bell.

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Michigan State head men’s soccer coach Damon Rensing announced on Friday the addition of junior midfielder Louis Sala to the 2020 roster. Sala, a native of West Bloomfield, Michigan, comes to MSU after playing two seasons at Northern Illinois. Last season, he played in 18 games for the Huskies, starting nine. He scored two goals, while adding one assist. For his NIU career, he played in 36 games, starting 16.

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It was the type of moment that has defined Cassius Winston’s Michigan State career. Down two points. Ball in his hands. Time winding down. Salvation in sight. A crossover dribble, quickly threading the ball back through his legs. A frozen defender. A burst toward the basket. Elevation. This time, instead of an acrobatic attempt through two Indiana defenders, the reigning Big Ten player of the year deferred.

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Michigan State starts slow, comes up short at the wire against Indiana Detroit News
For the second straight road game, Michigan State dug itself a huge first-half hole. And while the Spartans fought back to take a second-half lead on Thursday night at Assembly Hall, they couldn’t hang on as Indiana got a late 3-pointer from Aljami Durham to earn the 67-63 victory over No. 11 Michigan State.

Michigan State can’t complete comeback as it falls on road to Indiana MLive.com
Cassius Winston broke out of a shooting slump to lead Michigan State past another dreadful road start but Xavier Tillman couldn’t convert the last play as his team lost its second straight away from home. Winston and Tillman couldn’t convert an apparent lob play that would have tied the game with three seconds left as the No. 11 Spartans fell on the road, 67-63, to Indiana on Wednesday night at Assembly Hall.

Michigan State loses competitive game against Indiana 67-63 Spartans Wire
In a game where many Michigan State Men’s Basketball fans were dissatisfied with some officiating decisions, the Spartans started slow but battled back over the course of the game in what became an exciting Big Ten match-up against Indiana. Ultimately, the game came down to the final seconds and MSU would lose to Indiana.

Michigan State rallies, but Xavier Tillman’s late layup rims off in 67-63 loss at Indiana Detroit Free Press
It felt like Purdue all over again. Until Cassius Winston awoke from his slumber. It just wasn’t enough for No. 9 Michigan State basketball to complete the comeback, and the end result remained the same: another Big Ten road loss. Winston drove and tried to lob a pass to Xavier Tillman with about 4 seconds to play Thursday night at Indiana. The ball got deflected off the backboard, Tillman got off a great look, but it rolled off the rim for a 67-63 loss to the Hoosiers, their third straight win over MSU.



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Michigan State women’s basketball had its three-game winning streak snapped by No. 22 Northwestern, 76-48, on Thursday night at the Breslin Center. The Wildcats were relentless on both the offensive and defensive ends of the ball to stop the Spartans.

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Danton Cole has experienced some great moments in hockey, playing for Michigan State’s national title team in 1986, and being a member of New Jersey’s Stanley Cup championship team in 1995. And, now Cole is thrilled to have his life come full circle and even happier since he has put the Spartans in a position to play for a Big Ten title and earn an NCAA Tournament spot in his third year as MSU’s head coach.

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