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The Spartans would go on to defeat LSU on Friday night, 80-63. Freshman Aaron Henry would lead with a career-high of 20 points and six assists. Junior Cassius Winston tallied eight assists as well putting him at 279 for the season, setting the record for the most assists in a season among all Spartans and the Big Ten.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the lead-up to Michigan State’s 80-63 Sweet Sixteen win over LSU, coach Tom Izzo compared the Tigers to his teams from the late nineties and early 2000s, in their ability to control the glass. LSU came into the game ninth in the country in offensive rebounding.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aaron Henry is learning to avoid being screamed at by coach Tom Izzo. It’s not by asking him to lay off or avoiding the Hall of Famer.
WASHINGTON D.C. — Michigan State's game plan was simple: Dominate the boards against the 10th-best offensive rebounding team in the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — After qualifying for their first Sweet Sixteen since 2005-06 in last Saturday’s 69-67 win over Maryland, the third-seeded LSU Tigers spoke Thursday in advance of Friday night’s game against second-seeded Michigan State, tipping off at 7:09 p.m. EST at Capital One Arena.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joshua Langford laughs when he’s asked if he feels like a coach. He’s not a coach. He’s a player, even if he’s not playing right now.
WASHINGTON D.C. — The season hasn't been easy for Michigan State or Louisiana State, but for very different reasons.
Who: No. 3 Louisiana State (28-6) vs. No. 2 Michigan State (30-6).
Join Casey Harrison and Chase Michaelson as they talk about the highs and lows of the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament and what to expect from the Sweet Sixteen.
By Van Kalbach
DES MOINES, Iowa — In the locker room after the second-seeded Michigan State Spartans defeated Minnesota 70-50 in the second round of the NCAA tournament to reach the Sweet Sixteen, the debate was raging between freshman forward Marcus Bingham Jr. and freshman guard Gabe Brown.
DES MOINES, Iowa — During a three-minute, 11-second stretch near the beginning of the second half Saturday night, Michigan State had no answer for a desperate full-court press from Minnesota.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Michigan State turned the ball over 22 times Saturday night, but the second-seeded Spartans (30-6) routed No. 10 Minnesota, 70-50, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Wells Fargo Center.
DES MOINES, Iowa — In their 24th Big Ten game of the year, the second-seeded Michigan State Spartans rode the brilliance of the Big Ten Player of the Year, junior point guard Cassius Winston, to a 70-50 win over tenth-seeded Minnesota in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
DES MOINES, Iowa — With second-seeded Michigan State set to face tenth-seeded Minnesota in the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday, the rematch between the two Big Ten rivals may be decided by the big men inside.
DES MOINES, Iowa — It didn't matter if there was a hand in Kenny Goins' face or not.
DES MOINES, Iowa — While the second-seeded Michigan State Spartans escaped Bradley 76-65 in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday, the biggest story coming out of the game came from a timeout exchange in the second half. Upset about a lack of defensive effort, MSU coach Tom Izzo yelled at freshman forward Aaron Henry, and some on Twitter and in national media thought he crossed a line into physical intimidation and emotional abuse.
DES MOINES, Iowa — After second-seeded Michigan State defeated No. 15 Bradley 76-65 Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the focus now turns to a familiar opponent. The tenth-seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers took down seventh-seeded Louisville earlier Thursday 86-76.
Who: No. 10 Minnesota (23-13) vs. No. 2 Michigan State (29-6)
DES MOINES, Iowa — The turnovers came in a flash for Michigan State, five in a three-minute span midway through the second half Thursday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena. With a decidedly pro-Bradley crowd rocking, and trailing 55-54 to the 15th-seeded Braves, junior point guard Cassius Winston stepped to the free throw line at the 6:24 mark.