East Lansing, MI
The #14Michigan State Spartans saw their record on the season improve to 9-3 with a humiliating and devastating blow out win over a good Easter Michigan Steam. The Spartans took out the Eagles with a 101-48 defensive beat down.
The Spartans had five players score in double-digits. They were led by Cassius Winston who had 21 points and seven assists. Aaron Henry broke out of his shooting slump with 12 points and nine rebounds. Xavier Tillman had 11 points and seven rebounds and Foster Loyer added 13. Marcus Bingham, Jr. (MBJ) had 10 points and six rebounds.
The men in green won the battle of the boards 51-41 and the Spartans had and a troubling 16 turnovers. 24 of the Wildcat points came off of Spartan turnovers. The stifling Spartan defense held EMU to 24% shooting from the field and an abysmal 10% from three.
The Spartans had the lead for 38:59 of the 40 minutes in the game. In all Tom Izzo played all 15 available players. 13 of them scored.
Izzo’s men continued their habit of being unselfish. They had 27 assists on 32 baskets. The Spartans shot 50% from three, 54% from the field and a disappointing 71% from the charity stripe.
The team will return to the hard-court Sunday, December 29, 2019 (tonight) at the Breslin Center against Western Michigan University. That game can be seen on BTN at 8:00 PM.
This is the official game thread for tonight's MSU vs WMU game. Continue to update this story for the latest and make sure you make comments in the comment section below.
Cassius Winston WILL NOT be playing tonight according to Tom Izzo. The Spartans head coach said that Winston has a bone bruise.
STARTERS: FOSTER LOYER, MARCUS BINGHAM JR (MBJ) AARON HENRY, GABE BROWN, XAVIER TILLMAN
UPDATE 1st Media Timeout Of The Game: #14 MSU TIED WITH WMU 7-7 15:56
UPDATE 2ND Media Timeout Of The Game: #14 MSU leads WMU 20-14 11:43
UPDATE 3RD Media Timeout Of The Game: #14 MSU leads WMU 31-14 6:59
UPDATE FINAL Media Timeout Of The 1ST HALF: #14 MSU leads WMU 41-22 2:26
HALFTIME SCORE & STATS: 48-24 MSU STATS:
UPDATE 1st Media Timeout Of The 2nd HALF: #14 MSU leads WMU 57-27 15:19
UPDATE 2nd Media Timeout Of The 2nd HALF: #14 MSU leads WMU 68-31 11:44
UPDATE 3rd Media Timeout Of The 2nd HALF: #14 MSU leads WMU 80-39 7:24
UPDATE FINAL Media Timeout Of The 2nd HALF: #14 MSU leads WMU 91-50 3:39
SPARTANS WIN 95-62
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