Found January 15, 2012 on
Michigan and Michigan State will battle on the court on Tuesday night but a pair of future rivals excelled at the 2012 Flying to the Hoop Invitational on Saturday. 2013 Michigan commitment Zak Irvin and 2012 Michigan State commitment Gary Harris combined for 50 points in a 39 point victory. Here are the highlights from City League Hoops:
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Michigan State is looking to make sure they keep their name in front of Indiana native Jalen Coleman. Spartan Digest spoke with Coleman following his teams win on Saturday in Dayton, Ohio.
The University of Iowa women's gymnastics team opened its home season in Carver-Hawkeye Arena with a 193.225-190.175 win over Michigan State Friday evening. On the way to their first win of the season, the GymHawks bested the Spartans in three events and crowned an all-around competitor in freshman Emma Willis.
Northern Michigan victimized the Spartans with goals in the final minute of each period, as the teams skated to a 5-5 tie on Friday night in East Lansing. Michigan State got the extra point in the shootout thanks to a pair of saves by Drew Palmisano and a goal by Matt Berry.
Michigan State wrestling picked up its first conference win of the season, defeating Indiana, 21-20, at Jenison Field House Sunday afternoon. Michigan State led 20-16 heading into the final match at 141 pounds between Andrew Ermatinger and Matt Ortega of Indiana. Although Ortega recorded an 11-2 major decision over Ermatinger, the Spartans were awarded a tiebreaker point based on...
Sunday's game was on the line, and freshman Becca Mills and senior Lykendra Johnson switched places. Mills was on the floor, Johnson on the bench. "Becca was scoring the ball," said Michigan State coach Suzy Merchant. "She came in and gave us a huge spark. Without her offense, we wouldn't be in the position to even care about a defensive rebound."
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo fretted during practice that some of his younger players would have a difficult time adjusting to the tempo and unique style of Northwestern's offense.
Michigan State coach: I did have a problem with my scout team this week.
The last time Michigan and Michigan State faced each other while both were in the Top 25, Mateen Cleaves was a sophomore for the Spartans — and the Wolverines were trying to move on after ousting coach Steve Fisher.
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Michigan State built its 15-game winning streak on solid, consistent play and an ability to defend an array of teams and approaches.
For the first time since she became Michigan State's women's basketball coach, Suzy Merchant will face an Ohio State team that will not have Jantel Lavender on the court.
Courtney Schiffauer scored 12, Becca Mills had 11 points and Lykendra Johnson added 10 points for the Michigan State, which fell to No. 11 Ohio State 64-56 on Sunday.
Northwestern head coach Bill Carmody previews the Wildcats' game with No. 6 Michigan State.