McQuaid, Winston lead Michigan State over Michigan 65-60
CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo had one simple question for his team. He got the answer he wanted, and the sixth-ranked Spartans picked up their sixth Big Ten Tournament...
Michigan, Michigan State meet in Big Ten finals
Michigan (28-5, 17-5) vs. Michigan State (27-6, 18-4)
Big Ten Tourney Championship, United Center, Chicago; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Michigan is set to face off against...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kenny Goins and Matt McQuaid have been role players for much of their careers at Michigan State.
On the same night and in timely fashion, the seniors were stars...
No. 9 Michigan State beats Minnesota 79-55, ends 3-game skid
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Magic Johnson was back at Michigan State, joining his teammates to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of winning the national championship.
The Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Lakers president had plenty of opportunities to flash his familiar smile.
No. 6 Michigan State blows past No. 19 Iowa, 82-67
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa had the crowd rocking and plenty of momentum on its side.
But sixth-ranked Michigan State had the necessary toughness, blowing past the upstart Hawkeyes in a vintage Tom Izzo performance on the road.
Cassius Winston scored 23 points, Nick Ward had 21 points with 10 rebounds and the Spartans beat No. 19 Iowa 82-67 on Thursday night, extending their winning streak to 13 games.
Nick Ward leads No. 6 Michigan State over Penn State, 71-56
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Tom Izzo wasn't impressed with much of No. 6 Michigan State's double-digit victory over Penn State.
The Spartans built a big lead early and dominated at times in the paint in their 71-56 win on Sunday. From Izzo's standpoint, that's all they did well and that won't be enough for the Spartans to be the team they want to be.
"Maybe we're all talking too much about how good we are," Izzo said. "We're not that good."
Thigh bruise sidelines Spartans guard McQuaid vs. Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Michigan State senior starting guard Matt McQuaid sustained a right thigh bruise and did not travel with the No. 9 Spartans for Tuesday night's game at Louisville.
No. 10 Michigan State breezes past FGCU 106-82
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nick Ward had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Joshua Langford added 18 points to lead No. 10 Michigan State to a 106-82 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday night.
The Spartans (1-1) were barely challenged in their home opener and rebounded comfortably from a season-opening loss to Kansas. Michigan State led 59-35 at halftime on the strength of a dominating performance on the boards.
Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News breaks down Friday night's NCAA Tournament game between Michigan State and Bucknell.
New York —With the game on the line in the final minutes on Friday, Michigan State likely didn't have a play drawn up to get Matt McQuaid a 3-pointer.
New York – For the second time in less than a week, Michigan State found itself in a dogfight with Wisconsin.
Spartans regain lead by halftime
Oakland University's high-scoring guard Kendrick Nunn was a special guest on The Detroit News' College Basketball TV Show.
Wojo, John Niyo and Matt Charboneau also talked about Michigan State basketball after the ESPN report.
Here are some of the highlights from this week's TV show.
No. 5 Michigan St. beats Indiana 63-60 for 6th straight win
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana thought a lineup change might help it stand up to Michigan State's length on Saturday.
Instead, the fifth-ranked Spartans found their own solution.
On a night when Matt McQuaid scored 12 points and made the decisive 3-pointer with 68 seconds left, Michigan State again matched the school's single-game record with 13 blocked shots to hold off the hard-charging Hoosiers 63-60.
Bloomington, Ind. – Nothing has come easy on the road for Michigan State, and that was the case once again at Indiana on Saturday night.
East Lansing — Michigan State was still basking in the glow of a second-straight victory over a top-10 team on Thursday night when reality set in — the Spartans have to get ready for Big Ten play.
Portland, Ore. — Michigan State sophomore Miles Bridges will play against Connecticut on Friday in the semifinals of the PK80 Invitational.
No Bridges, no problem as No. 4 Michigan St beats DePaul
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Matt McQuaid first tweaked his ankle. Then he started to get a cramp in his left quadriceps, followed by a cramp in his right quadriceps.
In between stints on the bench to rest and get fluids, McQuaid helped No. 4 Michigan State make up for the absence of star Miles Bridges.
Portland, Ore. — Michigan State was without Miles Bridge on Thursday night, so it needed someone to pick up the slack.
Nick Ward-led Michigan State beats No. 16 Wisconsin 84-74
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nick Ward made the most of his limited time on the court.
Ward had 22 points and nine rebounds despite playing just 19 minutes because of foul trouble, helping Michigan State beat No. 16 Wisconsin 84-74 on Sunday.
"He's a big body. He's a load," Badgers coach Greg Gard said. "Nine for 12 versus 4 for 10 in our five-man (Ethan Happ). That tells it right there."