Improved shooting sees the Spartans cruise past Alcorn State by a score of 81-49.
The Michigan State men’s basketball team that was ranked No. 4 in the nation to begin the year was – for the most part – on full display for 40 minutes for the first time this season against Butler Friday night.
“I’m expecting to see our veterans play and lead us Friday, and it’ll be a good, tough game,” Izzo said. “Butler’s playing great.”
Just weeks following an offseason filled to the brim with anticipation for Michigan State’s men’s basketball team, such expectations have quickly subsided.
Two early-season losses for the preseason-ranked No. 4 Michigan State men’s basketball team have presented some common deciding factors – free throws and poor shooting from three.
The No. 18 Michigan State men’s basketball team fell to No. 9 Duke 74-65 during what was yet another sluggish offensive performance—although better than during the first two games of the season.
The Spartans and Blue Devils tip off at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the United Center in Chicago, IL. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.
The Michigan State Men's Basketball dropped to No. 18 in the week two Men's AP Poll after starting the season ranked No. 4. MSU went 1-1 during their first week of action, headlined by a shocking upset to James Madison, losing 79-76 at home to kick off the 2023-24 season.
As the No. 4-ranked Michigan State Spartans attempt to move on from their opening-season 79-76 upset suffered against James Madison, head coach Tom Izzo on the MSU basketball team officially welcomed the 2024 class Wednesday on National Signing Day
Michigan State men’s basketball’s second game of the 2023-2024 season against Southern Indiana looks a lot different after Monday night, when the No. 4-ranked Spartans were shocked by James Madison University in overtime to open the year.
James Madison University pulled off an early-season shocker over the No. 4 Michigan State men’s basketball team Monday night on the back of 24 points from redshirt junior wing Terrence Edwards Jr. coupled with execution and shot-making in the final minutes.
Exhibition games are built to be a learning experience for everyone involved. Players, coaches, referees—everybody has something they can take out of the experience of an exhibition game. Michigan State men’s basketball’s high-intensity exhibition game against No. 9 Tennessee felt a little more like a late-March tournament battle than a game with no stakes. The game came down to the very last second when the Volunteers were able to pull ahead by one point for an 89-88 victory over the Spartans.
Michigan State men’s basketball came up just short in its first challenge of the year against Tennessee on Sunday, losing by one in a game with no shortage of drama.