Thursday, April 18, 2024

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Spartans rebound after upset loss

The No. 2 MSU men’s basketball team split a pair of weekend games at the Legends Classic in Atlantic City, N.J., bouncing back with a convincing win Saturday against Massachusetts after being upset by Florida on Friday.

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Gators upset Spartans in Legends Classic, 77-74

Conventional wisdom says a basketball team can’t win a game committing 22 turnovers. Friday night, the No. 2 MSU men’s basketball team did everything it could to buck conventional wisdom – making 53 percent of its shots, out-rebounding Florida by 16 and holding the lead for much of the second half.

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Izzo greatest MSU coach - not just hoops

The script couldn’t have been drafted more suitably. The day MSU men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo tied his predecessor Jud Heathcote with 340 wins at MSU, the coach who led the Spartans to the 1979 national title was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Mo.

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Summers in November

It seemed like it wasn’t meant to be. Every time the No. 2 MSU men’s basketball team tied Gonzaga — or even pulled within a few points — the Bulldogs kept the Spartans nipping at their heels. Then, after all the ties (three), one-point deficits (five) and two-point deficits (four), Durrell Summers took the game into his own hands.

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Spartans won't cruise to Indy's 2010 Final Four

The MSU men’s basketball team is the consensus No. 2 team in the country. The Spartans are expected to repeat as Big Ten Champions, go to their sixth Final Four in the last 12 years and are heavy favorites to make their second straight trip to the NCAA Championship game.

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Shooting 4 Indianapolis

Just so there is no confusion when fans get their first glimpse of the MSU men’s basketball team this season, sophomore forward Delvon Roe wants to confirm that, yes, that is him wearing No. 10 for the Spartans.