Michigan St Rumors & News

  • Michigan State jumps Kentucky and is now favored to win the 2018 NCAA Tournament

    CBS Sports "Michigan State is now the early favorite ahead of Kentucky to win the NCAA championship in 2018, according to the latest odds from the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas. After opening up at 20/1 the Spartans are now now 7/1 to win the NCAA Tournament this season. Michigan State returns a..." May 12

  • Michigan State's Carter granted 6th year of eligibility

    Lansing State Journal "Ben Carter will get a chance to play for Michigan State after all. The NCAA granted the graduate transfer forward a sixth year of eligibility today after Carter suffered a knee injury that kept him out all of the 2016-17 season. “I honestly didn’t know if the waiver would be granted,” Carter..." May 09

  • Tom Izzo explains why Miles Bridges decided to return to Michigan State

    Fox Sports "The deadline to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft was Sunday night, and the biggest name who elected to return to school was unquestionably Michigan State’s Miles Bridges. Virtually every outlet pegged him as a lottery pick had he declared, but instead, the 6-foot-7 wing decided to return to college..." April 24

  • Jack Hoiberg, son of Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, to walk on for Michigan State basketball

    Land of 10 "Jack Hoiberg, the son of Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg, announced Saturday night that he has committed to play for Michigan State’s basketball team. Currently a senior at Chicago Hinsdale Central, Hoiberg will be a preferred walk-on in East Lansing. That means the Spartans don’t have..." April 17

  • Miles Bridges will return to Michigan State for sophomore season

    Michigan Live "The one-and-done is going for two. Long expected to spend only one year at Michigan State, star freshman Miles Bridges announced Thursday that he is officially bypassing the NBA Draft and returning for his sophomore season in East Lansing. And he brought the news to the people. On stage..." April 14

  • Miles Bridges 'leaning heavily' toward return to MSU

    Lansing State Journal "More signs are pointing toward Miles Bridges returning to Michigan State. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted this afternoon that the Spartans’ freshman star has canceled meetings with NBA agents and is “leaning heavily toward returning” to MSU. Jeff Zillgitt, USA Today’s NBA beat..." April 13

  • Miles Bridges 'leaning heavily' toward returning to Michigan State

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Great news, Michigan State fans: star freshman Miles Bridges might put the NBA on hold for another year. Bridges has canceled his agent meetings and is "leaning heavily" toward returning to Michigan State for his sophomore year, according to The Vertical, . Despite being a lottery-pick..." April 12

  • 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