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Spartan Jump Shots, Golden Gopher Edition: Minnesota vs. Michigan State Preview

The Michigan State Spartans won another game they had to on Sunday night, outlasting the Illinois Fighting Illini on the road to the tune of a 60-53 win. The victory helped nullify an earlier loss to Illinois at home. Next up for Michigan State is a visit from the Minnesota Golden Gophers, a team with a sub-.500 Big Ten record, but plenty of reasons to put a bit of fear into the...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spartan Jump Shots, Fighting Illini Edition: Michigan State vs. Illinois Preview and Prediction

Fresh off three of their most exciting, sound victories of the year, the Michigan State Spartans have gained new momentum and new life as crunch time begins to hit college basketball in late February. Mentally and physically, they seem a long way removed from a tough loss to the Illinois Fighting Illini just a few short weeks ago. Sunday, they’ll get to prove that by going on the...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Michigan State connects on a fast break alley-oop

Check out this great alley-oop from Michigan State as Travis Trice throws it from beyond the three-point line and Branden Dawson flushes it home. Michigan State went on to beat rival Michigan by 13 points as they continue to make a case of the NCAA Tournament with a record of 18-8 and 9-4 in the Big Ten (they are currently a 9th seed in the latest ESPN Bracketology).   Michigan...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Michigan State connects on a fast break alley-oop

Check out this great alley-oop from Michigan State as Travis Trice throws it from beyond the three-point line and Branden Dawson flushes it home. Michigan State went on to beat rival Michigan by 13 points as they continue to make a case of the NCAA Tournament with a record of 18-8 and 9-4 in the Big Ten (they are currently a 9th seed in the latest ESPN Bracketology).   Michigan...
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State sweeps Michigan with 1st Ann Arbor win since 2010

  Branden Dawson had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Michigan State finished a regular-season sweep of rival Michigan, beating the Wolverines 80-67 on Tuesday. The Spartans (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten) shot 62 percent from the field, and a barrage of early 3-pointers helped them to a 15-point halftime lead. It was Michigan State's first victory in Ann Arbor since 2010. Michigan (13-13, 6...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Spartans end Crisler woes, sweep Wolverines

Playing in an arena where they had lost four straight against their arch-rival, Michigan State got off to a hot start and never looked back, beating Michigan 80-67. The Spartans played maybe their best offensive game of the season and rode their seniors to a sweep of their in-state rival. The win at Crisler Center was the first for MSU since 2010, which was also the last regular...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dawson leads Michigan State to sweep of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Branden Dawson had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Michigan State finished a regular-season sweep of rival Michigan, beating the Wolverines 80-67 on Tuesday. The Spartans (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten) shot 62 percent from the field, and a barrage of early 3-pointers helped them to a 15-point halftime lead. It was Michigan State's first victory in Ann Arbor since 2010...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dawson leads Michigan State to sweep of Michigan, 80-67

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Branden Dawson had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Michigan State finished a regular-season sweep of rival Michigan, beating the Wolverines 80-67 on Tuesday. The Spartans (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten) shot 62 percent from the field, and a barrage of early 3-pointers helped them to a 15-point halftime lead. It was Michigan State's first victory in Ann Arbor since 2010...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dawson leads Michigan State to sweep of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Branden Dawson had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Michigan State finished a regular-season sweep of rival Michigan, beating the Wolverines 80-67 on Tuesday. The Spartans (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten) shot 62 percent from the field, and a barrage of early 3-pointers helped them to a 15-point halftime lead. It was Michigan State's first victory in Ann Arbor since 2010...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Spartan Jump Shots, Buckeye Edition: Ohio State vs. Michigan State Preview and Prediction

The Michigan State Spartans took care of business on Tuesday night against the Northwestern Wildcats on the road, winning a game they had to in runaway fashion. Now, the challenge gets significantly tougher, as the Ohio State Buckeyes come calling to the Breslin Center. It’s the first time the teams have met this season. Last year, the Spartans won an overtime squeaker at home...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pregame Glance: Michigan State

Valentine’s Day is shaping up nicely with a noon (EST) tip-off between # 23 Ohio State (19-6, 8-4) and Michigan State (16-8, 7-4) at the Breslin Center. Ohio State is tied for 2nd in the Big Ten and Michigan State is tied for 4th. This is a game that I always look forward to watching. Two solid, well-schooled programs vying for conference and national prominence. It doesn’t get...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans’ Basketball Team Needs Mid-Season Heart Transplant Most of All

It’s pushing towards the middle of February, and the 2014-15 Michigan State Spartans’ basketball team still doesn’t have a true identity. That is, unless you count missing free throws, playing lax defense in crunch time near the end of games or failing to mount a consistent enough offensive charge to do damage as a team identity. If those elements helped form an identity, the...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: stopping scorers, rebounding, and free throws are keys against Northwestern

Branden Dawson’s rebounding ability is a key to a Spartan victory on Tuesday night The Michigan State Spartans will be making a trip to Evanston, Illinois on a mid-winter Tuesday night on February 9th to take on the Northwestern Wildcats at Welsh-Ryan Arena. TV: Big Ten Network Radio: Spartan Sports Network The Spartans and Wildcats previously played this season in a thrilling...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: It’s time for “Tum Tum” to enter the starting lineup

As the final month of the Big Ten basketball season begins, the story on the Michigan State Spartans remains a mystery. If you’ve ever followed Big Ten basketball for more than a week, you probably haven’t seen a Tom Izzo-coached team play like this. Sure, Izzo has had teams that weren’t that good. He’s made something out of nothing on more than one occasion. But for this...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michigan State's Branden Dawson With the Awesome Block on Kendrick Nunn

Michigan State had hoped to build some momentum with a win over Illinois Saturday after beating Michigan by 10 in OT the last time they took the court, but is just wasn't meant to be. It was a close, hard fought game, but in the end the Illini pulled out the win 59-54. While the win means Kendrick Nunn gets to smile tonight he is not going to be smiling when they watch the game film...
Via FatManWriting
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Spartan Jump Shots, Fighting Illini Edition: Illinois vs. Michigan State Preview and Prediction

After nearly a week off following their upending of the rival Michigan Wolverines, the Michigan State Spartans are finally set to hit the hardwood once again. Continuing their string of foes they haven’t played, the Illinois Fighting Illini come calling to East Lansing, and bring another middle of the pack Big Ten record with them, meaning Michigan State will need to protect home...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Branden Dawson at top of up-and-down career

In this week’s isportsweb Freep Guest Column, I take a look at the rise and fall of Branden Dawson. The senior is having a season on par with some of the best under Tom Izzo, although the rise to the top was a long one. Read isportsweb’s column every Monday in the Detroit Free Press. Branden Dawson leads the B1G in rebounding. When Branden ‘BJ’ Dawson came to Michigan...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Spartans’ Dawson named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week

In a season of inconsistency for the Michigan State Spartans, since Big Ten play began, there has been one constant in the lineup. Branden Dawson split Big Ten Player of the Week honors with Illinois’ Malcom Hill. The Spartans lone McDonalds All-American is playing at the highest level of his career. “He’s a walking double-double,” said Dawson’s co-captain Travis Trice...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Spartans host Wolverines on Super Bowl Sunday

The rivalry is renewed on the hardwood between the Spartans and the Wolverines as Michigan State (14-7, 5-3 in B1G) hosts Michigan (13-8, 6-3 in B1G) for the first meeting between the two in-state rivals this year. When: Sunday, February 1st at 1:00 pm ET Where: Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI TV: CBS Radio: Spartan Sports Network Despite both teams being “down” this year,...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Spartans roll over Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Branden Dawson had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Michigan State used a 20-2 run to start the second half to roll over Rutgers 71-51 on Thursday night in a game that was postponed earlier in the week by the threat of a blizzard in New Jersey. Bryn Forbes added 18 points as the Spartans (14-7, 5-3 Big Ten) shot 51 percent from the field, limited Rutgers to...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Spartans roll over Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Branden Dawson had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Michigan State used a 20-2 run to start the second half to roll over Rutgers 71-51 on Thursday night in a game that was postponed earlier in the week by the threat of a blizzard in New Jersey. Bryn Forbes added 18 points as the Spartans (14-7, 5-3 Big Ten) shot 51 percent from the field, limited Rutgers to...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Dawson leads the way as Spartans beat Rutgers, 71-51

The Michigan State Spartans hit the road tonight to face Rutgers, a game that was originally scheduled to be played on Tuesday. Due to severe winter storms, the game was moved to today, and it appears the extra practice time paid off, as the Spartans crushed Rutgers, 71-51. The struggles of the Spartan basketball team have been well documented this season, but it was all Michigan...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans: Free Throws, Rebounds are key against Rutgers

The Michigan State Spartans will, at long last, make their first trip to the Louis Brown Athletic Center on January 29th to take on the Rutgers Scarlett Knights. When: 6:00 p.m ET, January 29th Where: Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, NJ TV: Big Ten Network Radio: Spartans Sports Network The Spartans and Knights were set to do battle on Tuesday Jan. 27th, but mother nature in...
Via isportsweb.com
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: three keys to a win against Nebraska

Michigan State Basketball (13-6) will play at Nebraska (11-7) this Saturday, and look to get their second straight in-conference win. The Spartans are currently fifth in the Big Ten, (4-2) and Nebraska is seventh. (3-3) Despite Michigan State’s poor play as of late, this game is shaping up to be a favorable matchup for MSU. Let’s take a look at what the Spartans need to get done...
Via isportsweb.com
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dawson leads MSU over PSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Branden Dawson had 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots to help Michigan State outlast Penn State 66-60 on Wednesday night. Gavin Schilling added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans (13-6, 4-2 Big Ten). Denzel Valentine scored 11 points and Travis Trice and Matt Costello 10 each. D.J. Newbill, the nation's No. 4 scorer, had 18 of his 27...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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