Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Sports | Basketball

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W-hoops improve record to 9-1 with win over Providence

Behind a career night from freshman center Kelli Roehrig, the Spartan women’s basketball team extended its winning streak Friday to five games with a 64-47 victory over the Providence Friars. Roehrig finished the evening with career highs in points, rebounds and minutes - leading all scorers with 22 points and adding 7 rebounds in her 35 minutes of floor time. “Tonight, I just felt very confident,” she said.

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All to themselves: Spartans beat UNC-Asheville to claim Big Ten record for home winning streak

The No. 17 Spartans are still rolling.With a 76-56 win over UNC-Asheville on Monday at Breslin Center, the nation’s longest home winning streak stayed alive at 51, breaking the Big Ten record once held jointly by Ohio State (1959-63) and Indiana (1991-95).But the score may be deceiving.“This was not a 20-point game,” head coach Tom Izzo said.The MSU men’s basketball team entered the game looking less enthusiastic than it did Saturday against then-No.

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Ishbia upgraded from walk-on to active

The holidays came a little early for senior guard Mat Ishbia this year.The 5-foot-10, 175-pound walk-on’s status shifted just before the season when men’s head basketball coach Tom Izzo gave him a scholarship.Ishbia said he didn’t see it coming.“It was a great honor,” Ishbia said.

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Saving the Streak

Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak and Cal Ripken’s 2,632 consecutive games played are recognized as two of the most famous streaks in all of sports.

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Fiercest Foe

MSU has a lot in common with No. 7 Arizona, the team that poses the most imminent threat to ending the Spartans’ record home winning streak.The game, at 2 p.m.

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Team improves play in Classic victory

The weekend was all about improvements for the MSU men’s basketball team in the Spartan Coca-Cola Classic. MSU defeated Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne 81-68 in the Classic opener Friday and then defeated Lamar 80-71 on Saturday for their sixth straight Spartan Coca-Cola Classic championship.