Michigan State faces a tough road test with a 4 p.m. game today against Ohio State. Follow the action here with live updates by Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News.
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After a rough 1-3 stretch, Michigan tries to make it two Big Ten wins in a row in a 1 p.m. game against Illinois today at the Crisler Center. Follow the action here with live updates by Rod Beard of The Detroit News.
There’s no doubt there was plenty of hair pulling and nail-biting over Michigan State’s loss to Indiana on Tuesday. Not because the Spartans lost as much as this team again showed how good it can be by almost beating the top team in the nation on a night it simply did not play well. Is … Continue Reading →
Finding the positives for Michigan State in its 75-52 blowout over Michigan on Tuesday wasn’t hard. What was hard was trying to narrow down what were the most impressive. Keith Appling and Gary Harris won the battle of the guards with Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. hands down. Appling had 11 points and was … Continue Reading →
This could have been Minnesota’s game from the beginning, and in the end the team that was tougher down the stretch came out on top. Andre Hollins scored 22 points to lead No. 9 Minnesota to a 76-63 victory over No. 18 Michigan State on Monday at Williams Arena. Minnesota was in control early, withstood … Continue Reading →
It’s coming down to the wire here at Williams Arena as Minnesota has gone back in front, 64-63 with 3:50 to play in the game. Andre Hollins has 16 points for the Gophers while Rodney Williams has 14. Derrick Nix now has 10 for the Spartans and Gary Harris had 12 while Keith Appling leads the … Continue Reading →
It’s continued to be back and forth here in the second half as Michigan State clings to a 59-56 lead over Minnesota. However, coming out of the break, Rodney Williams will be at the free-throw line for the Gophers. Keith Appling has been the catalyst for the Spartans in the second half and has 15 … Continue Reading →
The pace has slowed a bit, but the game is still tight. Michigan State went on an 11-0 run and took its first lead of the game in the process and holds a 55-52 advantage with 11:56 to play. Keith Appling has picked it up on the offensive end, scoring six points in the run. … Continue Reading →
Minnesota quickly opened a seven-point lead to begin the second half, but Michigan State has fought right back and have a chance to cut the lead to two coming back from the timeout. Gary Harris was the recipient of a steal from Derrick Nix and took it in for the layup and drew a foul. … Continue Reading →
Michigan State closed the first half on a 13-2 run to cut Minnesota’s lead down to 39-38 at the break. Travis Trice nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, his third of the half. He leads the Spartans with nine points as Keith Apppling and Gary Harris both sat with two fouls. Derrick Nix has had … Continue Reading →