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The No. 3 ranked men's basketball squad saw its streak of sixth straight victories by 18 points or more end after the team's 10-point win over Rutgers Tuesday night. The more controversial storyline coming out of the game, however, stemmed from MSU's sideline.
Men's basketball head coach Tom Izzo thought his team lost focus this week, but is glad they came out with a win.
Here are five takeaways from MSU's 62-52 victory over Rutgers.
No. 3 MSU’s six game winning streak was in jeopardy at the Rutgers Athletic Center Tuesday night, but the Spartans (8-1 overall, 2-0 Big Ten) would hang on for their seventh-straight win at the expense of Rutgers (6-3, 0-2) in a defensive grudge match, 62-52.
After blowing out Nebraska, 86-57 Sunday to start Big Ten play, No. 3 MSU (7-1 overall, 1-0) is back to conference action to play Rutgers on the road.
After blowing out Nebraska Sunday and extending their winning streak to six games, third-ranked MSU stayed put at No. 3 Monday in the newest Associated Press men's basketball poll.
Four Spartans may have finished with double-figure points in No. 3 MSU’s 86-57 win over Nebraska Sunday, but head coach Tom Izzo still wasn’t impressed.
MSU players and Nebraska coach Tim Miles react after the third-ranked Spartans defeat the Cornhuskers 86-57 at the Breslin Center.
Since their 88-81 loss to No. 1 Duke back on Nov. 14 in the Champions Classic, the No. 3 ranked Spartans have tallied off six consecutive victories, including wins against two AP top-25 teams in North Carolina and Notre Dame.
Big Ten play came a little early this year, but that didn't affect the Spartans much as they breezed past Nebraska in their conference opener, 86-57, Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center.
It wasn’t a career night for either sophomore point guard Cassius Winston or sophomore wing Miles Bridges, but the duo gave the Spartans a new look.
Here’s what players and coaches had to say after No. 3 MSU blew out No. 5 Notre Dame at the Breslin Center, 81-63 in the ACC Big Ten challenge.
MSU picked up its second marquee win of the season, defeating No. 5 Notre Dame as a part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge Thursday night at the Breslin Center 81-63 to improve to 5-1 on the season. MSU shot over 50 percent in both halves.
After MSU’s 63-45 win over reigning National Champion and then-No. 9-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels Sunday night, Spartan fans can finally measure the team’s growth since last season.
As you might of already heard, expectations are pretty high for the MSU men's basketball team.
Thursday's match-up between the Spartans and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame will not only feature two teams that are both ranked in the top five in the polls, but two teams that have also out shot their opponents in every game this season.
The State News' new men's basketball beat reporters Casey Harrison and Michael Duke are here to preview MSU Notre Dame in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge and then give their season expectations for Tom Izzo and Co.
The last time the University of Notre Dame played a basketball game in East Lansing, back in 1974, the Spartans played in Jenison Fieldhouse.
Sophomore shooting guard Joshua Langford has had a lot to look up to since the beginning of the season.
After defeating No. 9 North Carolina and winning the PK80 tournament, MSU has moved back up to No. 3 in the AP Rankings.