Michigan State's tough defense comes through

There were plenty of story lines in Michigan State’s victory at Iowa on Tuesday night. Russell Byrd was the unsung hero, hitting a 3-pointer in overtime; Keith Appling battled through a wrist injury; Matt Costello had a career night; and Travis Trice discovered his shooting touch. But what might have been most impressive in the overtime victory was the fact the Spartans held...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Spartans' Russell Byrd hits big 3-pointer, proves perseverance pays off

Russell Byrd is a walking lesson in perseverance and faith. Even if he hadn’t hit the shot. It’s why I like him. He could have left Michigan State. Or quit basketball. Chalked it up to bad luck with a fragile left foot and his dwindling confidence. No one would have blamed him. Byrd somehow never stopped believing this moment would happen for him — even as you and I did...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss


If you start sinking threes tomorrow, oh how fondly we would remember thee… Hey, today would be fine too, no need to wait any longer to catch fire. The Spartans need Byrd to recapture the shooting touch that he is constantly labeled as having in order to get their half court set functioning well again. MSU can be all too easily defended at present in the half court due to the lack...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Flu keeps Michigan State's Russell Byrd from making Big Ten debut

Michigan State guard Russell Byrd didn't play Tuesday night against Iowa at the Breslin Center. It was the fourth straight Big Ten game in which the redshirt freshman didn't get any time on the court.
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January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State's Tom Izzo still sorting out rotation, including some freshmen playing time

Players such as Alex Gauna and Russell Byrd have shown worth for Spartans.
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Monday Links: Austin Hatch, Shooters & More

Austin Hatch made the trip up to the Bresin Center to support his friend, Michigan State redshirt freshman Russell Byrd, in Michigan State’s exhibition game versus Hillsdale College. Source: Hondo Carpenter Top 50 shooters: Jenkins, Redford among the best from downtown Vogrich at No. 50 NAISMITH PRESEASON TOP 50Tim Hardaway Jr. makes the cut Printable Brackets And Early Season...
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November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

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