Freshman Miles Bridges given Big Ten honors
After playing his first game in an MSU men's basketball jersey, freshman Miles Bridges picked up another first — a Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor, the first of his career. The 6-foot-7 Flint native shared the acknowledgement with Indiana University's Curtis Jones Jr., a teammate of Bridges' during their time at Huntington Prep.
In his Spartan debut, Bridges scored 21 points while adding seven rebounds and two assists. Bridges became the first freshman at MSU to score more than 20 points in his debut since Jay Vincent in 1977 when he chipped in 25 points of his own.
While adding to his first Freshman of the Week, Bridges was named the first Spartan to be honored since forward Deyonta Davis on Feb. 1, 2016.
Along with Bridges' honor, the Spartans remained among the top 25 teams in the nation, according to the Associated Press and the USA Today Coaches' Poll, coming in at No. 13 in both. MSU dropped in both polls after its loss to then-No. 10 Arizona.
The team will continue its regular season this week in its matchup against the No. 2 University of Kentucky at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15, in New York at Madison Square Garden. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and will be a part of the Champions Classic.