When Terry Braverman, the PA announcer at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center, announced the score of the Wisconsin vs. Michigan men’s basketball game, the crowd erupted. Bo Ryan and his squad did their job and dismantled Michigan in Ann Arbor.
All Michigan State had to do was beat a middle-of-the-pack team and they would sit alone atop the Big Ten.
But the Cornhuskers had other plans.
Sunday left a lot of question marks.
Michigan State hosted the Nebraska Cornhuskers and were dealt a loss.
Following the 60-51 upset against unranked Nebraska, No. 9 Michigan State’s head coach Tom Izzo pointed out the mishaps and mistakes that cost the Spartans an expected win.
Michigan State squandered another opportunity to sit alone atop the Big Ten standings, as they lost to Nebraska, 60-51, Sunday afternoon at the Breslin.
The Cornhuskers came out hot, hitting four of their first five attempts.
Right now, Izzo is in 11th place which will put him into the next round. The voting resets after each round and you can vote once per day per email address. So if you have three accounts you can vote three times a day.
Time to break down Big Ten basketball, Walk the Line style!
The MSU Spartans men’s basketball team sits atop the conference standings for yet another weekend of games leading up to this Sunday’s home matchup with Nebraska. Will the presence of Payne mean another 15-point spread and a cakewalk victory for Tom Izzo’s crew?
In their quest to remain atop the Big Ten standings, Michigan State used its most balanced attack all year to defeat the Northwestern Wildcats, 85-70.
The Spartans relied mostly on their offense to propel the team to victory.
Michigan State basketball finds itself in the heart of the Big Ten season and is nearing the home stretch before March Madness commences.
In some corners, this month is simply known as “Izzo.” As a tribute to Spartan basketball teams of the past 18 seasons and a way to get our mind off of this year’s injury-plagued team, here is a look back at the top five Spartan teams under head coach Tom Izzo.
Michigan State’s athletic director, Mark Hollis, shared plans with ESPN Wednesday for a four-team “barnstorming event” to occur over winter break in 2018.
According to ESPN.com, Hollis has organized a three-city, four-team tour that includes Michigan State, North Carolina, Florida and Texas playing games in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. Each team will play three games in an eight day period, one in each city.
One slam of a hand, and MSU’s season could have been up in flames.
Without their top two rebounders, the Spartans could have imploded and limped along until Adreian Payne came back. But the role players for Michigan State have done their best to plug the gaping hole left by Payne and Branden Dawson so far. Read More…
Gary Harris proved Tuesday night why he is highly regarded as a top 10 pick in the NBA draft next year. Harris helped lead the Spartans to a 71-66 win against Indiana University.
Harris only had four points at halftime, but exploded in the second half, finishing the game with 24 points and five steals. Harris shot 8-13 from the floor and 4-6 from three point range. He did not miss a free throw.
This will be a game you do not want to miss, as the Michigan State Spartans’ head coach Tom Izzo faces off against his old assistant coach and current Indiana head coach, Tom Crean.
The No. 3 Spartans (17-1, 5-0) are preparing to battle against the Indiana Hoosiers (12-6, 2-3) at the Breslin Center Tuesday night.
In their first real road test, the Michigan State Spartans defeated the University of Illinois, 78-62, Saturday night in Champaign, Ill.
MSU came out slow, but had a consistent attack led by Gary Harris, who scored 23 points and collected five rebounds while dishing out four assists. Harris was one of three Spartans in double figures.
The No. 4 Michigan State Spartans (16-1, 4-0) are on the road once again headed to Champaign, Ill. to take on the Fighting Illini (13-5, 2-3) at the State Farm Center this Saturday.
Michigan State goes into the game winning their past nine games and being undefeated on the road.
Tom Izzo had the best description of the Spartans’ performance in their 72-68 overtime win against No. 3 Ohio State Tuesday night.
Michigan State was once again short handed and plagued by injuries. The team was without Travis Trice due to illness. Adreian Payne nearly did not play because of a sprained foot, and Keith Appling battled leg cramps throughout most of the game.
With Branden Dawson and Matt Costello returning to the lineup, MSU (12-0, 1-0) looked to steamroll the up-and-coming Nittany Lions (9-5, 0-1). Dawson missed the New Orleans game with an injured shin, and Costello missed the last four games with mono.
In his last press conference, Tom Izzo said his team would have their work cut out for them in Happy Valley.
The Spartans stumbled out of the gates, finding themselves in a 10-3 hole in the opening minutes of the game. Read More…
2013 has been a year of ups and downs for sports. There has been inspiring highs and devastating lows.
Below, Impact Sports looks at 10 of the biggest sports newsmakers of 2013. These newsmakers changed the human eye of sports this year and had an impact on the future of athletics.
Maybe it was a holiday hangover, but the Michigan State Spartans got off to a sluggish start in their 101-48 blowout over the University of New Orleans Saturday afternoon.
The Spartans committed six turnovers in the first eight minutes of the game. Read More…
Erwin Center was rocking on Saturday, as the upstart Texas Longhorns hosted number five-ranked Sparty. Rick Barnes’ squad was looking to avenge their 67-56 loss from last year in East Lansing.
Texas surprised many experts this year, starting the season 10-1 with an impressive win over North Carolina in Chapel Hill. MSU came into the game shorthanded, with Matt Costello out due to illness and a banged-up Gary Harris coming off the bench. Read More…