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7-Game Win Steak On The Line For Basketball Spartans

Big Ten hoop match-ups this week.

GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 8 Michigan State at No. 14 Ohio State. The Spartans (12-2, 3-0) have won seven in a row after beating Northwestern on Wednesday night. 803 more words


With two weeks left in the non-conference, Big Ten teams have done some work

For as poor a job as the conference did a season ago at putting teams in position to earn a tournament bid, no one can say the Big Ten as a collective unit hasn’t done really nice work in the non conference. 1,718 more words


No. 9 Michigan State Edges Rutgers 78-69

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Last season, Tom Izzo wanted to leave Nick Ward in New Jersey after a poor game against Rutgers.

Friday night, Michigan State’s coach and the rest of the Spartans were singing Ward’s praises. 1,059 more words


Had my first chance to see M this year

M made a big run over the first half to push the lead out to double digits over Providence.

M defense is of course legit. They’re giving up little penetration and doing a great job of contesting shots at the same time. 382 more words


Illinois Basketball vs Georgetown: Keys to the Game

Tonight the Illinois Fighting Illini will take to the Lou Henson Court at the State Farm Center in Champaign for their second game of the regular season. 1,104 more words

Big Ten

Michigan State Thin On Stars, Heavy On Experience For Izzo


Michigan State does not have the stars it did last season, when Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson did enough to end up becoming top NBA picks. 726 more words


MSU #1 in Big Ten media poll, Cash 1st Team All Big Ten

This is conducted now by The Athletic and the Columbus Dispatch (used to just be the latter, IIRC). 28 media members from around the conference coverage area participated. 283 more words