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A dominant Duke squad, and a solid night for Blue Devil freshman forward Vernon Carey couldn’t be stopped by a No. 11 Spartan team that continues to struggle over the court. The Spartans (5-3) fell 87-75 to the Blue Devils Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at the Breslin Center.
“Pick with your head, not your heart.”
With a No.1 spot that seems up for grabs each week and upsets circling around the league, only one thing is for certain at the week five mark of college basketball season, and it’s that No.11 Michigan State basketball has already faced a season worth of obstacles.
Know Thy Enemy is a weekly Q&A where the perspective changes from the eyes of The State News to the eyes of the student newspaper of Michigan State basketball's opponent.
In the midst of success for Golden State Warriors power forward and three-time NBA champion Draymond Green, the Michigan State alumnus will make a trip back to East Lansing on Dec. 3 for the retirement of his No. 23 jersey. Green will become the 10th player in Michigan State history to have their jersey retired.
After falling to Virginia Tech in the Maui Invitational, the Michigan State Spartans dropped from No. 3 to No. 11 in the latest AP poll. The Spartans were able to defeat Georgia and UCLA in the Maui Invitational to prevent free falling to the bottom of the polls.
Head Coach Suzy Merchant’s Spartans are off to a hot start (6-1). Ranked No. 17 in the AP preseason polls, the team has lived up to their ranking and then some.
The No. 20 Michigan State hockey team (6-7-1) was unable to pick up a win this weekend against No. 11 Ohio State (9-4-1), falling 3-1 to the Buckeyes on Saturday and 2-0 on Sunday at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
As the ball bounced on the Spartan Stadium grass, Michigan State sophomore safety Xavier Henderson thumped his fist through the air in excitement. Then again, before he was met by his teammates to celebrate the Spartans 19-16 victory.
Michigan State finished on top on senior day at the Spartan Stadium. The Spartans beat Maryland 19-16, making them eligible for a bowl game. Although it was a day to honor the seniors, the game highlighted strong performances from young players as well.
The term "program game" isn't thrown around all willy nilly at Michigan State.
Michigan State leads Maryland 13-7 at the end of the first half at Spartan Stadium.
Michigan State solidifies bowl eligibility, beating Maryland 19-16. Despite a five-game losing streak, the Spartans are now 6-6 and are on their way to a bowl game, the 12th under Dantonio. There was a lot on the line today as it was MSU’s Senior Day. It seems like the seniors weren’t ready to take their green and white off just yet.
Michigan State will go for 6-6 to achieve bowl eligibility this Saturday against Maryland. After winning their first game since September last weekend against Rutgers, the Spartans will play their last game in the Spartan stadium for Senior Day. Twenty-one seniors will be recognized during the ceremony, including the recently suspended Joe Bachie.
Spartan hockey will hit the road this weekend for a post-Thanksgiving clash with No. 11 Ohio State (7-4-1). Michigan State (6-5-1) entered the polls this week for the first time since 2012 and are now ranked No. 20 in the nation. Game one of the two-game series is set for 5 p.m. on Saturday, with the second game at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
No. 3 Michigan State (5-3) outlasted UCLA (5-3) and the half court in the fifth-place game of the Maui Invitational Wednesday, holding on for a 75-62 victory.
Michigan State will celebrate 21 seniors at Spartan Stadium Saturday as it takes on Maryland for Senior Day. This will be the Spartans' last chance to gain bowl eligibility and go 6-6. Although this year wasn't the prettiest under Dantonio, the resilient team dwells on the good.
Forty Five minutes.
The Spartans (4-2) competed in the consolation round of the Maui Jim Maui invitational against Georgia (4-2) Tuesday afternoon, in a game that many expected to be the semifinal matchup. After a strong first half performance from the Spartans that hinted at a blowout, the Bulldogs pushed back, behind freshman guard Anthony Edwards' 37-point night in the second. Michigan State's early lead and persistence through the second period provided just enough to secure the win, 93-85.
If it wasn't already assumed, Michigan State Head Coach Mark Dantonio closed the conversation on senior offensive lineman Cole Chewins' season.