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DES MOINES, Iowa — The rest of Bennett Hammond’s family was decked out in green and white watching Michigan State’s open practice at the Wells Fargo Arena on Wednesday, but not him. He was wearing his own jersey, number 5, from his youth team in the Des Moines area, and a black headband.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Kyle Ahrens sat in Michigan State's locker room Wednesday, trying to explain to reporters the anatomy of his now-sprained left ankle.
Who: No. 2 Michigan State (28-6) vs. Bradley (20-14)
DES MOINES, Iowa — Michigan State’s first-round opponent, the 15th-seeded Bradley Braves, spoke Wednesday afternoon in advance of Thursday’s game.
Watch Michigan State players Cassius Winston, Kenny Goins, Xavier Tillman and Kenny Goins talk with reporters on Wednesday ahead of No. 2 MSU's first-round matchup with No. 15 Bradley.
Join Casey Harrison and Chase Michaelson as they wrap up the men's basketball Big Ten tournament discussion, talk about Bradley University and who else MSU might face during March Madness.
The goal for second-seeded Michigan State is clear as it heads to Des Moines, Iowa, this weekend for the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
At the beginning of the season, Michigan State was in an ideal situation at the wing spot.
Michigan State basketball is set to play their first NCAA tournament against Bradley University at 2:45 p.m. EST on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa. Spartans in the area looking for a bite to eat or a place to drink should check out these unique restaurants and bars.
It is that time of year again and March Madness brackets lock at noon on March 21. Sometimes it can be rough choosing what team to take all the way, so here are some of the best tips to help you decide.
The Spartans moved up to the No. 5 spot in the AP Poll after clinching the title of Big Ten Tournament champions on March 17. Heading into March Madness, the team has a secure spot in the top ten.
CHICAGO — Tom Izzo teared up a few times Sunday at the United Center.
CHICAGO — As he stepped up to cut down the nets after winning the Big Ten tournament final 65-60 over Michigan, senior guard Matt McQuaid paused and pointed to his teammate, redshirt junior forward Kyle Ahrens. “Arnie, this is for you,” he said.
CHICAGO — Senior guard Matt McQuaid scored a career-high 27, and the top-seeded Michigan State Spartans defeated their rival Michigan Wolverines, 65-60, in comeback fashion, to win the Big Ten tournament championship. Junior point guard Cassius Winston scored the game-winning lay-up with 28 seconds remaining, and MSU closed the game on a 10-0 run.
CHICAGO — The crowd at the United Center went silent after Michigan State guard Kyle Ahrens fell to the floor late in the first half on Sunday.
CHICAGO — Shortly after rallying to beat Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament championship game Sunday afternoon, Michigan State has earned the No. 2 seed out of the East Region in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
Who: No. 3 Michigan (28-5, 15-5 Big Ten) vs. No. 1 Michigan State (27-6, 16-4 Big Ten)
CHICAGO — While top-seeded Michigan State was up eight points at halftime of Saturday’s Big Ten tournament semifinal against Wisconsin, there was a general sense of unease. Wisconsin had whittled down the Spartans’ lead, once as high as seventeen, and coach Tom Izzo was screaming at both his team and the officials.
CHICAGO — It's almost become habitual for Kenny Goins.