Michigan State's game plan was simple: dominate the boards against the 10th-best offensive rebounding team in the country.
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
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.
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.
Michigan State turned the ball over 22 times Saturday night, but the second-seeded Spartans (30-6) routed No. 10 Minnesota, 70-50.
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.
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.
Despite a 24-point win against Minnesota earlier this season, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo isn't looking forward to the rematch on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
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.