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After dropping their last two games in the Sunshine Classic, the Spartans (7-5) hoped to get back on the right track with a win in their Big Ten opener at No. 14 Indiana (11-2). The Spartans' hot start and early lead made it seem as if they were going to make their way back to East Lansing 1-0 in the Big Ten, but a rally from the Hoosiers in the second half proved too much for them, as they fell 79-67.
After a disappointing season, this year’s class of Michigan State football seniors took the field one last time to try and go out on a high note. And they did.
“Just what the doctor ordered.”
No. 15 Michigan State played out of character Saturday night, shooting 50% from three, well above its 32.2% average, and witnessing sophomore forward Aaron Henry’s skill, as the Spartans rolled to a 101-48 victory over Eastern Michigan.
Following their loss at the hands of Syracuse the night prior, No. 19 Michigan State women's basketball (7-4) looked to finish out the Sunshine Classic against No. 22 West Virginia (8-1). Despite battling for the lead throughout, the Spartans would let it slip at the end of the third period and couldn't find a way back on top, falling 63-57.
The No. 15 Michigan State Spartans (7-3) only held a lead for 12 seconds in their game Friday afternoon. Syracuse (6-4) went on the attack, after Michigan State took a one point lead eight seconds into the game. After pulling ahead in the early minutes of the game, the Orange would do enough to put away No. 15 in the first game of the Florida Sunshine Classic.
Senior guard Joshua Langford was expected to round out a deep and experienced preseason no. 1 roster for Michigan State.
EVANSTON, IL. - Leading by just four with 43 seconds to go, Michigan State men's basketball was at risk of blowing a 16-point second-half lead. But thanks to six straight made free throws to end the game, MSU was able to hold on tight and secure a 77-72 win over Northwestern (5-5 overall, 0-2 Big Ten) in their first Big Ten road game of the season.
The No. 18 Michigan State hockey team (9-8-1) doesn’t play again until Dec. 30, so now seems like a good time to take a step back and assess how the team has fared halfway through the season.
After a crushing 4-3 defeat last night at the hands of No. 16 Arizona State (9-5-2), No. 18 Michigan State (9-8-1) hit the ice Sunday afternoon looking to salvage a series split with the Sun Devils. The game was the last for the Spartans before a two week holiday break heading into the Great Lakes Invitational Dec. 30.
Sunday afternoon No. 19 Michigan State women’s basketball (7-2), finally made their way back to basketball, when they welcomed Morehead State into the Breslin.
Back in the rankings after sweeping Wisconsin last weekend, No. 18 Michigan State (8-8-1) kicked off the front-end of a two game series against No. 16 Arizona State (9-4-2) Saturday night. The game marked the first time that Munn Ice Arena hosted a top-20 matchup since February 10, 2012, when No. 17 MSU upset No. 4 Michigan.
Although the matchup at Little Caesars Arena served as a home game for Oakland, Michigan State enjoyed an obvious home welcome from the Detroit crowd Saturday.
No. 16 Michigan State (7-3) rolled past Oakland (5-6) 72-49 at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday. After nearly three minutes of gameplay, MSU found points first, as sophomore forward Gabe Brown hit a pair of free throws.
Several Michigan State sports teams look ahead to games over the Dec. 16-Jan. 3 winter break. Here is a schedule of Spartan sports to look out for over break:
The story and progression of Aaron Henry has been anything but linear.
On Friday, coach Tom Izzo said he wanted the Spartan defense to play better. After suffering negative performances in both free throw shooting and rebounding against Duke on Dec. 3, Izzo wanted to see a change.
The No. 11 Michigan State Spartans (6-3), looking to bounce back from a lackluster performance and loss against No. 10 Duke, started their Big Ten play on Sunday evening, welcoming Rutgers (6-3) to the Breslin Center. The green and white were able to pull away as the second period ran down securing a 77-65 victory in what was a back-and-forth bout through a majority of the game.
Through the past few weeks, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has used the Spartans' 2012 season as a means of motivation for his team.
Michigan State football will have to do a little more traveling than initially thought.