Friday, June 5, 2020

Jeff Karzen

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SPORTS

Gators look to take down cagers winning streak after championship defeat

Andre Hutson knows what it’s like to play a road game in a hostile environment. He doesn’t 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 MSU’s streak in a rematch of last year’s national championship game, which MSU won 89-76.“I feel we have the best crowd,” Hutson said.

SPORTS

Haslem plans to toughen up for U

Udonis Haslem’s 27 points were lost amidst MSU’s convincing 89-76 win over Florida in the 2000 national championship game.The Gator center shot 10-of-12 from the field and made all seven of his free throws in 28 minutes on the court.But MSU will be ready for Haslem this time.“We’ll be prepared for him this year,” MSU senior forward Andre Hutson said.

SPORTS

Despite problems Gophers look to rebuild

This is the fourth in a series of Big Ten men’s basketball previewsThe good news for Minnesota’s men’s 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.

NEWS

Gridder season ends

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - There were bowl aspirations.There was supposed to be momentum from last week’s improbable 30-10 pounding of Purdue at Spartan Stadium.But after 15 minutes of football Saturday, MSU had nothing.Before the 96,070 fans at Beaver Stadium had a chance to get comfortable in their seats, host Penn State was already leading 28-0 after the first quarter.After the early disaster, the Spartans never got closer than 28-10.MSU head coach Bobby Williams said the large early deficit made things difficult on the visiting Spartans.“Our offense got off to a relatively slow start, and the field position really hurt us,” Williams said following MSU’s 42-23 loss.