Thursday, May 23, 2024

Sports | Basketball

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Torberts shot not enough

The old sports cliché “catch the ball with two hands” haunts Kelvin Torbert after Saturday’s 64-63 loss to Wisconsin.In one motion, the freshman guard caught an inbound pass, cradled the ball and banked in what seemed to be the winning shot as time expired.But after officials reviewed the play, the shot was disallowed.

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Basketball looking for Breslin Center boost

After losing three road games in three weeks, the No. 25 Spartans finally return to Breslin Center on Saturday to take on Wisconsin. A home game could be the catalyst MSU (9-6 overall, 0-2 Big Ten) needs to pull itself out of the Big Ten’s basement.

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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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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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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.