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No. 13 MSU men’s basketball escaped Florida Gulf Coast in a thrilling 78-77 win Sunday night aided by a clock error that seemed to have cheated FGCU out of a chance to win.With 2.8 seconds remaining in the game FGCU guard Christian Terrell tried to inbound the ball out of a timeout, only to have it swatted out-of-bounds by MSU forward Miles Bridges on the baseline.Bridges’ block drained the clock to 1.6 seconds giving FGCU ample but short time for a buzzer-beating shot on an executed inbounds pass.
A frenetically paced and foul filled first half, seeing both sides commit nine turnovers and double digits infractions, left the Spartans leading by just two points to Florida Gulf Coast.
No. 13 MSU basketball was back at Breslin Center again and fresh of their first win of the season against Mississippi Valley State this past Friday.
Follow along with The State News football beat writers Nathaniel Bott and Stephen Olschanski as they tackle MSU basketball. No. 13 MSU (1-2) hosts Florida Gulf Coast (1-2) in a non-conference tilt at Breslin Center. Send them your thoughts, questions and comments below.
The last time MSU started the season 0-2 was the 2011-2012 season, where the Spartans dropped games to North Carolina and Duke. Then they went to win their next 15 games in a row, win the Big Ten Tournament and secure a No. 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Rebound, push the ball, run your lane, head up, find the open shooter. Just like clock work, MSU was ticking, every pass with a crisp snap of the wrist against Mississippi Valley State in transition.
MSU (1-2) earns its first victory of the season against Mississippi Valley State (0-4).
In MSU's home opener, the Spartans Mississippi Valley State .
Follow along The State News men's basketball beat writers Casey Harrison and Connor Clark as MSU (0-2 overall) hosts Mississippi Valley State (0-3 overall) in MSU's home opener.
Early injuries to forward Ben Carter and forward Gavin Schilling created a depletion of size for men’s basketball, however, it seems the guards are more to blame.Siz
The Spartans looked to rebound against No. 2 Kentucky after a last-second coast-to-coast layup cost MSU their first win Friday against then-No. 10 Arizona, but fell to Kentucky, 69-48, in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden and are now 0-2 to start the regular season.
Welcome to the live blog for the MSU men's basketball matchup with No. 2 Kentucky. Follow along with State News basketball writers Casey Harrison and Connor Clark as they cover the game.
Forward Miles Bridges has been named to the preseason 50 John R. Wooden award watch list. The list, headlined by Duke's Grayson Allen, includes players considered most outstanding in men's and women's college basketball.
MSU men's basketball take to Madison Square Garden in New York City for their next high profile battle against the No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats in the Champions Classic.The Spartans hold a record of 3-2 in the Champions Classic, however hold a 3-11 record in Madison Square Garden, 3-7 under Head Coach Tom Izzo. MSU last met Kentucky in the Champions Classic in 2013, when the Spartans finished victorious 78-74, former guard Keith Appling led with 22 points.
Just one game into the MSU men's basketball season, freshman forward Miles Bridges picked up an honor, being named Co-Big Ten Freshmen of the Week.
There is a paradox in sports.When everything looks evergreen, all of a sudden there is demolition. This paradox stole the minds of football fans when MSU football crashed — from a College Football Playoff team — to second to last in the Big Ten.
Gary Trent Jr., son of former NBA player Gary Trent, selected the Blue Devils this evening over the Spartans and Bruins. Trent Jr. was believed to select Duke, according to 247sports, though head coach Tom Izzo recruited Trent Jr. extensively.
Wednesday marked the beginning of the early signing period for a number of collegiate sports, with the exception of football, soccer and men’s water polo.
It’s been a process eight months in the making.It started with a stunning upset loss to Middle Tennessee State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, which blemished not only the resume of Hall of Fame head coach Tom Izzo and his 2016 graduating class consisting of the likes of Denzel Valentine, Bryn Forbes, Matt Costello and Colby Wollenman.
The basketball bounced on the floor and the players’ shoes were extra squeaky as the MSU basketball team was back on the court for its second exhibition game.