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.
Udonis Haslems 27 points were lost amidst MSUs 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.Well be prepared for him this year, MSU senior forward Andre Hutson 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.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - There were bowl aspirations.There was supposed to be momentum from last weeks 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 MSUs 42-23 loss.