Michigan State’s Keith Appling probably couldn’t have played worse if he had tried. In the waning moments, he became a defensive liability when he fouled Shabazz Napier on a three pointer. Napier would hit all 3 shots, giving UConn a five-point lead and essentially clinched the game. The post Keith Appling Fouls Shabazz Napier in Critical Moment, UConn Advances to Final Four...
MSU Basketball: Spartans feeling leadership void (Freep column)Today, I start a weekly column for the Detroit Free Press. As we move forward, I’ll always include the first part of the article on isportsweb with a link to the Detroit Free Press article. Without any further ado… here we go:
It has been said that “leadership by committee is not leadership.” Michigan State basketball...
Keith Appling could miss a couple weeks for No. 9 Michigan State because of a right wrist injury.
Coach Tom Izzo said he wasn't exactly sure of the timeline for Appling's recovery following a 60-58 loss Sunday to Wisconsin, but that he had ''a feeling'' Appling might miss a couple weeks. The senior sat out a second straight game.
Izzo said there was no break or stress fracture...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2014
Michigan State men’s basketball head coach Tom Izzo stood at the podium moments after the Spartans defeated Penn State Thursday night distraught and uncertain.
MSU had blown out another Big Ten foe, but had done so without a key senior leader.
Pointguard Keith Appling sat out Thursday night’s game after trainers informed Izzo that Appling could “barely move his wrist.”
EAST LANSING, MICH. -- The Michigan State Spartans managed to win without their starting point guard, but they hope they don't have to try to do so again.
Senior Keith Appling missed the first game of his college career Thursday because of an injury to his right wrist.
"He was crushed that he had to miss his first game," coach Tom Izzo said.
Travis Trice started in Appling's place...
Before we get into the subject at hand (and before I get lambasted by Spartan fans with Green and White blinders on their eyes), let’s do a one-question quiz.
Question: Tuesday night at the Breslin Center, Spartan fans cheered the loudest for which of the following events:
The pizza giveaway.
The t-shirt toss.
The mini-ball toss.
When Indiana was bringing the ball up the court...
There is a growing trend in college hoops these days.
“One and done.” It is a phrase that finds its way to the lips of virtually every Division I college basketball analyst, coach and player.
Breaking news: top recruits are leaving for the NBA to get paid. Some basketball programs such as Kentucky are built on this inclination while others value tradition above money and fame...