Friday, June 14, 2024

Sports

MEN'S BASKETBALL

MSU men's basketball upset by Ohio State with buzzer-beater, lose fourth game at home this season

Freshman forward Xavier Booker was given the opportunity of a lifetime for a freshman when he stepped on the court and got his first-ever collegiate start against an in-conference rival, the Ohio State Buckeyes. The moment, however, will forever remain bittersweet for Booker and the Michigan State Spartans after the team was stunned by a walk-off buzzer-beater three-pointer by the Buckeyes to end the game at 60-57.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Michigan State women's basketball dominates second meeting against Rutgers, win 93-57

After a 70-66 victory against Michigan last Sunday and a 68-59 victory over Purdue on Wednesday, the Michigan State women's basketball team collected its third victory in a row as they dominated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 93-57 on Saturday, Feb. 24. With this win, the Spartans now sit at 20-7 in overall play and 10-6 in Big Ten conference games, and the Scarlet Knights fall to 8-22 overall and 2-15 in conference games.

ICE HOCKEY

MSU hockey not enough for Ohio State's momentum, lose 6-2 in night one of series

After a bye week for the Spartans, the men's hockey team was back at Munn Ice Arena for the final home series of the regular season to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. OSU is currently ranked last in the Big Ten with just a lone three conference wins, but after a prior weekend sweep against the Wisconsin Badgers, the Buckeyes kept their hot streak alive and took a dominating 6-2 win over the Spartans.

ICE HOCKEY

MSU hockey jumps to No. 4 in USCHO and No. 3 in PairWise rankings during bye week

 Being sixth in the polls after a sweep of their in-state rivals, the Michigan Wolverines, the Spartans went to the bye week in high spirits, and even without play, the team continued to make big moves as the Spartans jumped to fourth place in both the USCHO and USA Hockey polls. This is the highest rank the Spartans have received in the polls since the team ranked third place back in their 2007 season.