fbpx
Michigan State University Student Radio

Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM

Michigan State University Student Radio

Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM

Michigan State University Student Radio

Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM

join-us-button
Mannequin Pussy performs at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI on May 8th, 2024. Photo / Ana Wagen
Concert Review | Mannequin Pussy and Soul Glo at The Majestic Theatre (Madison, WI)
Ana Wagen, Video Editor/Co-Host of Thee Hourz O' Power • July 3, 2024
View All
MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Change is Brewin
MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Change is Brewin
Jason Kandel, General Assignment Reporter • July 20, 2024
View All
join-us-button
Mannequin Pussy performs at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI on May 8th, 2024. Photo / Ana Wagen
Concert Review | Mannequin Pussy and Soul Glo at The Majestic Theatre (Madison, WI)
Ana Wagen, Video Editor/Co-Host of Thee Hourz O' Power • July 3, 2024
View All
Eagle Spirit dancer Migizii Kwe dances with the audience at this years East Lansing Art Festival. Photo credit: Samantha Ku/WDBM
2024 East Lansing Art Festival Q&A
Samantha Ku, Writer/Volunteer • May 18, 2024

Heather Majano is the Art Festival & Arts Initiative Coordinator under the East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts department, she...

MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Change is Brewin
MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Change is Brewin
Jason Kandel, General Assignment Reporter • July 20, 2024
View All
join-us-button
Mannequin Pussy performs at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI on May 8th, 2024. Photo / Ana Wagen
Concert Review | Mannequin Pussy and Soul Glo at The Majestic Theatre (Madison, WI)
Ana Wagen, Video Editor/Co-Host of Thee Hourz O' Power • July 3, 2024
View All
Eagle Spirit dancer Migizii Kwe dances with the audience at this years East Lansing Art Festival. Photo credit: Samantha Ku/WDBM
2024 East Lansing Art Festival Q&A
Samantha Ku, Writer/Volunteer • May 18, 2024

Heather Majano is the Art Festival & Arts Initiative Coordinator under the East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts department, she...

MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Change is Brewin
MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Change is Brewin
Jason Kandel, General Assignment Reporter • July 20, 2024
View All

Michigan State outlasts Northwestern on Senior Night, snaps three-game losing streak

MSU+Head+Coach+Tom+Izzo+addresses+the+home+crowd+after+a+victory+over+Northwestern+on+Senior+Night+on+Wednesday%2C+Mar.+6%2C+2024+at+the+Breslin+Center.+
Jack Moreland
MSU Head Coach Tom Izzo addresses the home crowd after a victory over Northwestern on Senior Night on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2024 at the Breslin Center.

EAST LANSING – In a game Michigan State basketball (18-12, 10-9 Big Ten) had to have, the Spartans came out victorious on their Senior Night at the Breslin Center, winning a low scoring defensive battle, 53-49 against Northwestern.

“I’ve had games as I told them where we play for championships on senior night, and I’ve had games where we played just to get into the tournament,” MSU head coach Tom Izzo said. 

The Spartans were led by their seniors on Wednesday evening, as graduate guard Tyson Walker recorded 19 points. Despite shooting 8-21 from the field, MSU was led by Walker’s late game heroics once again, scoring 12 of his 19 points in the second half. 

“I was just trying to be aggressive and trying to get fouled,” said Walker. “The jump shot wasn’t falling, so I was just trying to figure things out.” 

MSU graduate forward Malik Hall (25) blocks a shot against Northwestern on Senior Night on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2024 at the Breslin Center. (Jack Moreland )

Graduate forward Malik Hall also gave his fair share of contributions, particularly on the boards, putting up 15 points and a career-best 17 rebounds. 

“I think it was mostly just a building block. It was a tough game, and Northwestern played really well,” said Hall. “I think it was just one of those games where we had to gut it out after losing three games in a row.”

As both teams continued to go back and forth throughout the contest, Northwestern’s Ryan Langborg had a chance to put the dagger into the Spartans’ season with 11 seconds left, but missed the go-ahead three point attempt. Tre Holloman made a pair of three throws to make it a two possession game, sealing a Spartans win. 

Coming into the night, Michigan State was a projected 9-seed in the NCAA Tournament according to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi. The win helps the Spartans’ odds of making the big dance once again. Tom Izzo currently holds the all-time record for consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances at 25. 

MSU senior guard A.J. Hoggard kisses the Spartan head on the floor of the Breslin Center after a victory over Northwestern on Senior Night on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2024. (Jack Moreland)

After a season filled with inconsistent performances across the board, the Spartans found a way to win a much-needed game after dropping two straight home games to Iowa and Ohio State, and falling to No. 2 Purdue on the road. 

Michigan State will wrap up the regular season at Indiana on Sunday, March 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributors
Jay DeCoster
Jay DeCoster, Sports Editorial Assistant
Jay is a senior studying Mediated Communications at Michigan State. He joined Impact in September of 2021 as a volunteer. Jay is the Michigan State Football & women's soccer beat reporter for the Impact sports department. His interests include supporting his favorite Chicago sports teams, and golfing in the summer. "If you got a dream, chase it, 'cause a dream won't chase you back" - Cody Johnson
Jack Moreland
Jack Moreland, Sports Photo Editor
Jack (he/him) is a Journalism major focusing in sports reporting and media photography. Growing up in nearby Okemos, Michigan, he has been a lifelong Spartan and is proud to sport the green and white. Jack is a big Baby Keem fan and is known to post on your block with your wishlist on you.

Comments (0)

All Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest