Andre Hutson knows what its like to play a road game in a hostile environment. He doesnt like it.The senior forward is pleased opposing players feel that same wrath when they play in Breslin Student Events Center, where the 5-0 Spartans have won 32 consecutive games, the second-longest run in Division I.Tonight at 7, the 3-0 Florida Gators will try to snap MSUs streak in a rematch of last years national championship game, which MSU won 89-76.I feel we have the best crowd, Hutson said.
The womens basketball team will have to learn how to win without the sure shot of co-captain and leading scorer Becky Cummings, as they host the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay tonight. Senior forward Cummings tore her left foots plantar fascia in the teams upsetting 66-59 loss Sunday to Eastern Michigan at the Womens Basketball Showcase in Grand Rapids. The plantar fascia is a tissue beneath the arc of the foot.
Gearing up for an important tussle with archrival Michigan on Friday, the ninth-ranked wrestling team won half of the individual titles at the Northern Iowa Open on Sunday. Junior Chris Williams, senior Mike Castillo, and sophomores Nik Fekete, Karl Nadolsky and Gray Maynard all triumphed in their weight divisions, while fourth-ranked senior Pat McNamara lost for the first time this season. The event was the Spartans last action before the top-10 showdown against the No.
Florida head coach Billy Donovan said Monday he still doesnt know if point guard Teddy Dupay will play versus MSU at the Breslin Student Events Center on Wednesday.Dupay, a 5-foot-11 junior, was suspended late last week for violating unspecified team rules.Donovan said hell decide after practice today if Dupay will accompany the team to East Lansing.Teddy is back in practice, but its still up in the air whether he will play versus Michigan State, Donovan said.Dupay sat out Floridas 83-76 victory over DePaul on Saturday.In two games, hes averaging 22 points and 4.5 assists per game.Dupay was in the middle of controversy last April when MSU point guard Mateen Cleaves injured his ankle in the championship game after he got tangled up with Dupay.Donovan said Dupays lack of popularity in East Lansing wont play into his decision on whether to play him.Teddy didnt try in any way to hurt Mateen, Donovan said.
When people think of Northwestern athletics, Bill Carmody knows basketball will not come to anyones mind as the Wildcats have had a long-standing tradition as Big Ten doormats. As the programs new head coach, Carmody said the primary reason Northwestern hasnt produced victories in past years points to the lack of talent. I dont see any reason why we cant win here - its a terrific school, a great basketball conference and a great area, he said.
GRAND RAPIDS - Aggressiveness was the missing ingredient in the MSU womens basketball teams 59-66 loss to Eastern Michigan on Sunday at the Womens College Basketball Showcase at Van Andel Arena.All 11 previous matches with the Eagles were Spartan victories.MSU is now 3-3, while Eastern improved to 5-2.Eastern played a much better game than us, head coach Joanne P.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The top-ranked Spartan hockey team had to struggle for everything it accomplished this weekend in Bowling Green.The Spartans (11-1-3 overall, 8-1-2 CCHA) were able to extend their unbeaten streak to 12 (10-0-2) and earn three points in their first CCHA road series since Oct.
MSU volleyball kicks off its seventh-consecutive NCAA tournament this weekend at UCLA.The Spartans (17-12) will play Wisconsin-Milwaukee (23-4) on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA 2000 Division I Womens Volleyball Championship.The match starts at 8 p.m., immediately following the first-round match between host No.
Earlier this week, Tom Izzo said he was going to use Wednesdays game against North Carolina to see how much progress his team has made so far this season.After MSU disposed of the sixth-ranked Tar Heels by 13 points, the MSU mens basketball coach said he was encouraged by what he saw.I was pleased with a lot of things, even though Im not sure we were great, he said.
This is the fourth in a series of Big Ten mens basketball previewsThe good news for Minnesotas mens basketball team is that postseason play is still a possibility.The bad news is the road to a March tournament appearance is an uphill climb.Beginning in March 1999 and ending in October 2000, the Golden Gophers basketball program endured extreme NCAA scrutiny for various wrongful acts.
Despite never having an official visit, outside linebacker Ronald Stanley, from Saginaw High School, verbally committed last week to be a Spartan next fall.The 6-foot-2, 200-pound former teammate of Charles Rogers said the coaching staff, location and atmosphere at MSU made his choice easy.The coaching staff reminded me of my high school coaches, he said.
Although its 5-6 season was a disappointment, several MSU football players were honored by the media and coaches for their individual excellence.Junior linebacker Josh Thornhill was honored on both ballots as first-team, and senior cornerback Renaldo Hill was selected by the coaches as a first-team defensive back.Sophomore running back T.J.