Michigan St Rumors & News

  • Kansas pulls away from Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "TULSA, Okla. -- Kansas made it through the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament and picked up a head of steam in the process. The No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, the Jayhawks gained an edge late in the first half against ninth-seeded Michigan State and raced past the Spartans late on the..." March 19

  • Michigan State drills Miami

    The Sports Xchange "TULSA, Okla. -- A year after being ousted in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Michigan State made that a distant memory by routing Miami. Ninth-seeded Michigan State overwhelmed eighth-seeded Miami late in the first half and kept going on the way to a 78-58 victory in the Midwest..." March 18

  • Spartans have 'no anxiety' about Selection Sunday

    Detroit News "Michigan State’s tournament run ended in the Big Ten on Friday and now the wait begins to see if the Spartans get one more shot in the NCAA Tournament. The defending champions’ drive for a seventh straight appearance in the semifinals of the conference tournament came up short with a 63-58 loss..." March 11

  • Trimble lifts Maryland past Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Melo Trimble, in perhaps his last home game, had 16 points and made a 3-pointer with two seconds left as host Maryland defeated Michigan State 63-60 on Saturday at Xfinity Center in Big Ten Conference play at College Park, Md. Freshman forward Nick Ward of Michigan State had a..." March 04

  • Ward helps Michigan St. upend No. 16 Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- You couldn't have blamed Michigan State if they decided to rename their annual "Senior Day" on Sunday against No. 16 Wisconsin. With the way the game played out and how significant it turned out to be for the Spartans, "Freshman Carrying the Day" was much more..." February 26

  • Ward, Bridges lead Spartans rout of Cornhuskers

    The Sports Xchange "Freshmen Nick Ward and Miles Bridges each scored 20 points to lead Michigan State to an 88-72 win over Nebraska on Thursday to keep its NCAA Tournament hopes alive. Freshman Josh Langford added 17 points for Michigan State (17-11, 9-6), which shot 46.8 percent from the field (29 of 62) and..." February 23

  • No. 16 Purdue mows down Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue power forward Caleb Swanigan and 7-foot-2 center Isaac Haas continue to make a case for being the nation's most productive 1-2 interior punch. In No. 16 Purdue's 80-63 victory over Michigan State in Mackey Arena on Saturday, Swanigan had 24 points and 15..." February 18

  • Ellis' six 3-pointers boost Michigan State past Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Senior guard Alvin Ellis III scored all 18 of his points on 3-point baskets and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Michigan State to a 74-66 victory over Ohio State on Tuesday night at the Breslin Center. Freshman forward Miles Bridges notched a double-double with 17..." February 15

  • Tom Izzo angered over tweets by ESPN's Dan Dakich

    Detroit News "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo heard the chants on Tuesday night and admitted he was starting to get upset. He didn’t understand why the fans were hammering ESPN analyst Dan Dakich, who was courtside calling the game. The Michigan State student section known as the “Izzone” was spending much of..." February 15

  • Michigan State stops Iowa behind Bridges

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman forward Miles Bridges collected 16 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks and three assists as Michigan State topped Iowa 77-66 on Saturday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. Another trio of freshmen also reached double digits for the Spartans (15-10, 7-5 Big Ten). Center Nick..." February 11

  • Walton helps Michigan rout Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Derrick Walton had 20 points, eight assists and five rebounds and sophomore forward Moritz Wagner scored 19 points to lead Michigan to a lopsided 86-57 home victory over rival Michigan State on Tuesday in Ann Arbor, Mich. The first half was the story as Michigan jumped out to a..." February 08

  • Bridges guides Michigan State by Nebraska

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Miles Bridges scored 16 points, and Michigan State buried Nebraska with a barrage of 3-pointers in a 72-61 Big Ten road win Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. The Spartans (14-9, 6-4 Big Ten) hit seven of their first nine 3-pointers to open the second half,..." February 02

  • Freshmen fuel Michigan State's 70-62 win over Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Freshman guard Cassius Winston scored 16 points, freshman forward Miles Bridges had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Michigan State snapped a three-game losing streak by downing Michigan 70-62 on Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center. Another freshman, center Nick Ward,..." January 29

  • Swanigan helps No. 20 Purdue top Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Caleb Swanigan didn't feel intimidated by the Michigan State crowd. He just tried to shake off the noise and deliver a typically dominant performance. Swanigan racked up 25 points and 17 rebounds as No. 20 Purdue overcame a career-high 33 points from Miles Bridges and..." January 24

  • Blackmon ties career high to lead Hoosiers over Spartan

    The Sports Xchange "James Blackmon Jr. tied his career high with 33 points to lead Indiana to an 82-75 victory over Michigan State at Assembly Hall. The junior shooting guard shot 11-for-16 from the field, including a 6-for-10 performance on 3-point attempts. He also scored 33 points against Alcorn State last..." January 21

  • Ohio State tops Michigan State for first Big Ten win

    The Sports Xchange "Ohio State picked up its first Big Ten win after starting 0-4, making 10 3-pointers on Sunday in a 72-67 victory over Michigan State at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes (11-7, 1-4), who were winless in conference play after four games for the first time in 18 years, entered..." January 15

  • Michigan State takes down No. 24 Minnesota

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- One big half from freshman forward Miles Bridges was all Michigan State needed to secure its second win of the season over No. 24 Minnesota. Bridges scored all of his game-high 16 points by halftime and the Spartans cruised to a 65-47 victory on Wednesday at the..." January 11

  • Penn State holds off Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "Penn State built a 12-point halftime lead and was able to hang on during a sloppy second half to beat Michigan State 72-63 on Saturday in the first Big Ten Conference game ever at the Palestra in Philadelphia. Leading up to the game, Spartans coach Tom Izzo had said playing at the Palestra..." January 07

  • Michigan State routs Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Eron Harris scored 24 points after being reinserted into the lineup and Michigan State stretched its winning streak to four games by thumping Rutgers 93-65 on Wednesday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. Harris, who came off the bench the previous three games, reached..." January 04

  • Ellis, Michigan State too strong for Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Senior guard Alvin Ellis III had 16 points and eight rebounds as Michigan State snapped Northwestern's nine-game winning streak with a 61-52 victory Friday at the Breslin Center. Freshman guard Cassius Winston contributed 15 points and six assists, while freshman..." December 30

  • Michigan State rallies to nip Minnesota

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Alvin Ellis scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws that gave Michigan State the lead with 10.5 seconds to play in overtime, and the Spartans pulled out a 75-74 comeback road win over Minnesota on Tuesday in the Big Ten opener for both teams at Williams Arena in..." December 28

  • Ward scores 25 to lead Michigan State over Oakland

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman center Nick Ward had 25 points and nine rebounds to lead Michigan State to a 77-65 win over Oakland University on Wednesday. Senior guard Eron Harris added 15 for the Spartans (8-5) in a matchup of two teams that were coming off home losses to Northeastern earlier this week...." December 21

  • Northeastern upsets Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Alex Murphy had 18 points, six rebounds and two steals to lead Northeastern to an 81-73 upset of Michigan State on Sunday at the Breslin Center. Senior guard T.J. Williams, who entered the game averaging 21.9 points, scored 15 of his 17 points after halftime and added nine..." December 18

  • Michigan State beats Tennessee Tech for third in row

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Senior guard Eron Harris scored 20 points, including five 3-pointers, and Michigan State won its third straight by topping Tennessee Tech, 71-63, on Saturday at Breslin Center. Three freshmen also contributed to the win. Forward Nick Ward had 10 points and five..." December 10

  • Spartans slam Youngstown State

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Josh Langford scored 15 points to lead four Spartans in double figures as Michigan State won its second consecutive game, a 77-57 win over Youngstown State on Tuesday in East Lansing, Mich. Langford came off of the bench and went 6 of 8 from the field overall and 3 of 4 from..." December 06

  • Sex assault charges against Mateen Cleaves dismissed

    Detroit Free Press "A Flint district court judge dismissed sexual assault charges Monday against former Michigan State University basketball star Mateen Cleaves. Prosecutors accused Cleaves, 39, of Grand Blanc, of sexually assaulting a woman at a Flint area motel in September 2015. He was facing two counts of..." December 06

  • Ward leads Michigan State past Oral Roberts

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman forward Nick Ward powered for 24 points and 10 rebounds off the bench and Michigan State held off Oral Roberts 80-76 Saturday afternoon at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. Point guard Cassius Winston supplied 15 points and nine assists for the Spartans (5-4), whose reserves..." December 03

  • Michigan State's Miles Bridges out at least two weeks with ankle injury

    Michigan Live "Michigan State freshman forward Miles Bridges will miss at least two weeks with an ankle injury, Spartans coach Tom Izzo said on Thursday. Izzo said he's not sure of the exact nature of the injury, but said that Bridges had X-rays and does not have any broken bones. He will sit out "at..." December 02

  • Duke blows past Michigan State in second half

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke wasn't going to let some off-the-mark shooting keep it down for long. The fifth-ranked Blue Devils hit enough shots to burst into the lead and went on to defeat Michigan State 78-69 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. "Coach..." November 30

  • Duke, Michigan State condemn fan's sign referencing Flint water crisis

    ESPN "Both Michigan State and Duke on Wednesday condemned a sign displayed by a Blue Devils fan Tuesday night that referenced the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. "The water tastes better in North Carolina," the sign read during host Duke's 78-69 victory in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday..." November 30

  • Bridges scores 21 to lead No. 24 Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "As if he didn't know it already, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo found out even more about the highs and lows of coaching a young team during the third-place game against Wichita State in the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday. A team that plays four freshmen and three sophomores in its regular..." November 25

  • No. 20 Baylor rallies past No. 24 Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "Baylor once again proved to be a second-half team at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament at Paradise Island, Bahamas on Thursday. This time though, the Bears didn't wait as long to start their second-half surge as they did during a first-round win over VCU on Wednesday. Instead of waiting..." November 24

  • No. 24 Michigan State tops St. John's to advance to semis

    The Sports Xchange "Michigan State players and head coach Tom Izzo knew that they might see performances they never have from junior point guard Lourawls Nairn this week, given the Nassau native was returning home to play in front of friends and family for the first time. Wednesday's game against St. John's..." November 23

  • No. 13 Michigan State survives Florida Gulf Coast

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Florida Gulf Coast made a name for itself by knocking off Georgetown as a No. 15 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Eagles nearly recorded the second win over a ranked opponent in school history on Sunday. Eron Harris scored 31 points, two shy of his career high,..." November 20

  • Michigan State’s laughable schedule shows NCAA at its worst

    New York Post "At nearly $2 million per year — roughly $4 million less than what the biggest-time college coaches annually make — how much of NCAA boss Mark Emmert’s salary is TV-supplied hush money? What never made much sense now makes none, and thus carries the feel and stench of pure, unfiltered fraud. The..." November 19

  • Bridges scores 24 as No. 13 Michigan State cruises

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The combination of coming home and playing a weaker opponent lifted the spirits of the Michigan State basketball team. The No. 13 Spartans began their season with losses to Top 10 teams Arizona and Kentucky. They finally got their first victory of the season on..." November 18

  • Monk, Briscoe lead No. 2 Kentucky over No. 13 Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Kentucky's kids are alright. Facing an early-season challenge against No. 13 Michigan State in the opener of the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden, the young No. 2 Wildcats, led by freshman Malik Monk's 23 points, knocked off the Spartans 69-48 on Tuesday...." November 15

  • Arizona rallies, stuns Michigan State with late layup

    The Sports Xchange "Arizona coach Sean Miller says he doesn't have to bother to ask his guys. They all know Kadeem Allen is the team leader. Leaders lead. And that's what Allen did on Friday night. In a game that featured tantalizing freshman talent, Allen, a fifth-year senior, went coast-to-coast for a..." November 11

  • Gavin Schilling knee injury adds to Michigan State's big man concerns

    Detroit Free Press "Gavin Schilling is out before the season even started, and Michigan State’s already-thin frontcourt continues to be decimated by injuries. The senior forward suffered a non-contact injury to his right knee during Friday’s practice before the Spartans’ preseason kickoff event at Breslin Center,..." October 20

  • MSU basketball's Ben Carter out indefinitely after knee surgery

    Detroit Free Press "Ben Carter came to Michigan State to bring veteran depth to the Spartans’ frontcourt. Now his future is in limbo. The UNLV graduate transfer suffered a second knee injury this year over the weekend and will again require surgery. The injury occurred when he landed awkwardly after contesting..." October 03

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