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A win against No. 2 MSU could salvage Minnesota’s season, and it would also end a seven-game losing streak. The Spartans (24-3, 12-2), however, are off to their best start since 2000-01 — when the team also got off to a 24-3 start — and looking to cut Ohio State’s lead in the conference standings to a half game.
Men's basketball has jumped from No. 4 to No. 2 in the latest AP poll released Monday, after a week in which the top three-ranked teams suffered defeats.
Saturday’s game was important for MSU for another reason that had nothing to do with the team’s title hopes or postseason aspirations. It was important because it was a night to honor legendary coach Jud Heathcote, who passed away last August at the age of 90.
With the ball in hand, Bridges, a 6-foot-7 standout from Flint who returned to East Lansing for his sophomore season, dribbled near the top of the key. Instead of driving past Purdue’s Dakota Mathias to layup the go-ahead shot, he decided to play hero.
Watch coaches and players react after No. 4 men's basketball's 68-65 win over No. 3 Purdue Saturday night.
Saturday seemed like a game the Spartans were destined to win.
Between a memorial for former MSU basketball coach Jud Heathcote —who led the Spartans to the 1979 National Championship as part of a 19-year career in East Lansing, but died last August — and a recruiting visit from standout recruit Vernon Carey Jr., a sold out crowd at the Breslin Center erupted on a game-winning three pointer from forward Miles Bridges.
No. 4 MSU (23-3, 11-2) has not played a team as formidable as No. 3 Purdue (23-3, 12-1).
Watch Tom Izzo, freshman forward Jaren Jackson Jr., sophomore forward Miles Bridges and sophomore guard Cassius Winston preview Saturday's game against No. 3 Purdue.
To get a better understanding of Purdue, The State News talked with Rebecca Schneider, assistant sports editor for the Purdue Exponent, the school’s student publication.
Men's basketball head coach Tom Izzo didn't have much to say about former MSU Acting President Bill Beekman being named interim athletic director after the team's practice on Thursday.
With all due respect to Minnesota, Northwestern, Illinois and Wisconsin, they aren’t high on the Spartans’ priority list right now. A matchup with No. 3 Purdue, however, is.
It wasn’t pretty—in fact, it looked like an AAU game at times—but the Spartans (23-3, 11-2 Big Ten) out-mettled the Hawkeyes (12-14, 3-10).
The men’s basketball team (23-3, 11-2 Big Ten) erased a eight-point second-half deficit to take down the Iowa Hawkeyes (12-14, 3-10) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, 96-93, to win its seventh consecutive game.
Sophomore forward Miles Bridges was named one of the 20 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award by the Los Angeles Athletic Club Monday.
Though No. 4 MSU (21-3, 10-2 Big Ten) isn’t the top-ranked team, a win over the Spartans could give the struggling Hawkeyes (12-13, 3-9) a well-needed boost to get into the NCAA Tournament.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday that sophomore guard Cassius Winston was named a finalist for the 2018 Bob Cousy Award.
Men's basketball moved up to No. 4 in the newest Associated Press Top-25 poll.
The No. 5 Spartans had more assists, more bench points and more blocks than the Hoosiers. They also held the Hoosiers to a season-low 29 percent field goal percentage. So why were the Spartans only able to win by three points in Bloomington, Indiana?
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — He couldn’t put his finger on it, but MSU forward Jaren Jackson Jr. wasn’t happy with his performance Saturday night.
No. 5 MSU swept its season series with Indiana (12-12, 5-7 Big Ten) on Saturday, beating the Hoosiers, 63-60, in front of a sold out crowd at Assembly Hall.