6:19 AM EDT, Tue March 11, 2014
Michigan State Spartans Rumors & News
Detroit Free Press 6 hours ago
USA Today lists five college hoops teams who have something to prove in conference tournaments this week:
Detroit News 8 hours ago
Harris leads the team with 54 steals and sits at third in the Big Ten, averaging 1.9 per game. In conference play, he is second in steals with 2.3 per game.
Detroit Free Press 8 hours ago
Here are the winners of the MSU basketball team awards, handed out at the Spartans' annual banquet this evening:
Detroit Free Press 10 hours ago
Michigan State sophomore guard Gary Harris was named All-Big Ten first team by coaches and media Monday - making him the only preseason All-Big Ten pick to follow up with postseason honors.
Detroit News 11 hours ago
Izzo said afterward it was the most frustrating loss of the season and didn't hide his anger at how the game was officiated as Michigan State was called for 22 fouls to 12 for Ohio State.
Grand Rapids Press 16 hours ago
Michigan (23-7, 15-3 Big Ten), the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big Ten tournament, rose from No. 12 in last week's poll, while Michigan State (23-8, 12-6 Big Ten) remained at No. 22.
Detroit News 16 hours ago
The Big Ten champion Wolverines (23-7) defeated Illinois and Indiana last week to wrap up their regular season. Their Big Ten tournament opener is Friday against the Illinois-Indiana winner.
Grand Rapids Press 22 hours ago
The 2014 tournament -- held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis -- begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.
Detroit Free Press Mar 10, 2014
You want to know what Michigan State's 69-67 loss Sunday to Ohio State really means? That MSU plays around 9 p.m. Friday (it'll probably be closer to 9:30), which means the MSU press corps LOSES AGAIN.
Detroit Free Press Mar 10, 2014
Michigan 184-pound freshman Domenic Abounader won his final bout to capture third place in the Big Ten championships at Madison, Wis. Abounader defeated Minnesota's Kevin Steinhaus, 6-4.
A little girl stands in the tunnel at the entrance to the basketball court Thursday, with a smile as bright as I've ever seen. She's holding a bouquet of roses with her left hand and the hand of one of her closest friends with her right. Her friend, a Michigan State basketball player who towers over her by several feet, grips her hand securely with his left hand, holding a towel with his right hand, draped over his shoulder, partially obscuring the 'SPARTANS' type across his chest.
Despite too many fouls and too many turnovers, Tom Izzo's team was in position to win and take momentum into the postseason against Ohio State. Instead, the Spartans lost 69-67 to fall to 23-8 and 12-6 in the Big Ten, relegated to the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Big Ten tournament. And that's because of seven straight empty possessions to finish the game.
The Big Ten tournament field is set for Indianapolis - and the Wolverines and Spartans enjoy first-round byes Thursday.
Adreian Payne was a force offensively, Keith Appling pushed the ball hard on the break and got good shots for his teammates, and the Spartans led most of the game. But Payne struggled often on defense, Appling took just four shots, hitting a layup, and MSU was in foul trouble for most of the day.
Grand Rapids Press Mar 9, 2014
Michigan State had its leading scorer with the ball in the last seconds, but fell just short, losing 69-67 on Senior Night in Columbus.