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When the MSU basketball team goes into the locker rooms for halftime at Breslin Center, that’s when the stage is set for 60-year-old Mark Viele and his mop.It was more than 40 years ago that Viele, a native of Lansing, got a job at MSU as soon as he got out of high school, and for the better part of the last 20 years, Viele has worked for MSU Athletics, where he sets up and takes down the athletic venues for every MSU sport except hockey.
About a month ago, the No. 11 Spartans (16-4, 3-4 Big Ten), appeared to be one of the best teams in school history.After all, the team had just gotten off to a school-best record start of 13-0.
No. 11 MSU fell to Nebraska Wednesday night 72-71 for its third consecutive loss this season, including two straight losses at Breslin Center, and third consecutive loss to Nebraska and head coach Tim Miles.
No. 11 MSU lost to Nebraska 72-71 extending its losing streak to three. MSU was led by 24 points from senior guard Denzel Valentine, while senior forward Shavon Shields lead the way for Nebraska with 28 points.
Life for a freshman in NCAA Division I Men's Basketball is not easy, but things became even more complicated for freshman guard Matt McQuaid when MSU head coach Tom Izzo made the decision to switch his position from shooting guard to point guard.
No. 11 MSU and Nebraska are tied at 33 at halftime behind 11 points from senior guard Denzel Valentine, while senior forward Shavon Shields leads the way for Nebraska with nine points.
The No. 11 MSU men's basketball team (16-3, 3-3 Big Ten) will look to bounce back from back-to-back losses with a matchup against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-8, 3-3).Tip-off at Breslin Center is set for 6:30 p.m. and will be televised on Big Ten Network.
Senior guard Denzel Valentine is off to a great start this season, as he has recorded two triple-doubles and averages 17.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game. In response, Valentine has been named to two prestigious award watch lists.
In lieu of the MSU men's basketball team being called for 28 fouls in a 77-76 loss to Wisconsin on Sunday, MSU head coach Tom Izzo admitted he hasn't done a good job adjusting to the new foul rules in college basketball.
Add sophomore guard Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn Jr. to the list of MSU players to miss at least one game this season. Nairn is out indefinitely with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
The No. 4 MSU men’s basketball team lost for the second straight game this week, this time on the road against the Wisconsin Badgers, 77-76.MSU falls to 16-3 on the season while Wisconsin improves to 10-9.Wisconsin was led by junior guard Bronson Koenig, who finished with 27 points.
Eight seconds after MSU won the opening tip-off of Thursday night's game against the Iowa Hawkeyes, sophomore MSU point guard found senior MSU guard Denzel Valentine in the corner for a 3-point shot.Valentine drilled it and MSU was off to a 3-0 lead.From there, however, it was nearly all Iowa.
MSU head coach Tom Izzo said all week that MSU's first loss to Iowa was not just because senior Denzel Valentine was out, and the team would need a complete turnaround to beat the Hawkeyes this time.
No. 4 MSU lost to No. 16 Iowa 76-59 in a rematch of the two teams matchup on Dec. 29, 2015 in which Iowa dealt MSU its first loss of the season 83-70.
No. 4 MSU trails No. 16 Iowa 47-25 at the half in a rematch of the two teams matchup on Dec. 29, 2015 in which Iowa dealt MSU its first loss of the season 83-70.
Welcome to the live coverage blog for the men's college basketball game between the No. 4 Michigan State Spartans (16-1) and the No. 16 Iowa Hawkeyes (12-3). Follow along and participate below as we cover the game live from Breslin Center.
When No. 5 MSU (16-1, 3-1) takes the court Thursday night against No. 16 Iowa, for the second time in the past 16 days, the game promises to have a different feel to it.
From a talent standpoint, freshman forward Deyonta Davis has a chance to be one of the greatest basketball players to ever come through East Lansing’s parts.At least in the eyes of MSU head basketball coach Tom Izzo.
MSU head coach Tom Izzo said at his press conference Tuesday that his senior captain Denzel Valentine will be back in the starting lineup either Thursday against Iowa or Sunday when MSU travels to Wisconsin. Valentine's return to the starting lineup means one thing for sure, a move back to the bench for junior guard Eron Harris.