“When does basketball season start?” cried Spartan football fans around the world.
“When does… er…. baseball season… start?” cry Spartan basketball fans around the world.
Yeah. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but a 4-point loss to an underdog to start off a season isn’t ideal. The Spartans looked flat from the beginning, not scoring any points for the first two and a half minutes and looking lost on defense. The bigger problem, however, was the fact that they never seemed to recover. In the beginning of the second half, the Spartans went on a run and eventually took the lead, only to lose it again. The lead changed 3 more times times, but MSU never led by more than 2. Just to add on, the one time MSU led by two points, Shabazz Napier promptly hit a three, giving UConn the lead.
It was a rough first game. Let’s look at what happened.
Why the Spartans lost:
Scoring Problems: The Spartans scored 62 points, but never could keep momentum. Just to start off, the Spartans didn’t score a bu