#3 Michigan State Spartans vs. #12 Seton Hall Pirates Official Game Thread

Hondo S. Carpenter

The #3 Michigan State Spartans are taking on the #12 Seton Hall Pirates tonight. They are a large and wide team and will possibly be the biggest team the Spartans might face this year.

But the story of this game was off the court. Just 24 hours prior to the Binghamton game, PG and player of the year Cassius Winston learned of the passing for his brother Zachary. Tonight the Spartans honored “SMOOTHIE” by wearing a patch in his honor.

They will be taking on the Seton Hall Pirates tonight at 8:30 PM on the road. That game can be seen on FS1. It is going to be fun to watch how the Spartan big men will respond.

MSU does not have the size, outside of Marcus Bingham Jr (MBJ) to go face to face, the Spartans are highly talented and athletic, and will they be able to use that advantage to get Seton Hall in trouble?

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The Duke Blue Devils will be in East Lansing to take on the Spartans on Tuesday, December 3rd in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. That game can be seen on ESPN and it tips off at 9:30 PM

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UPDATE 8:53 PM ET  1st media timeout of the 1st half:  #3 MSU leads #12 Seton Hall 8-3.  15:38  MSU has one turnover.  Winston and Kithier have 3 points each.  

UPDATE 9:04 PM ET 2nd media timeout of the 1st half: #3 MSU leads #12 Seton Hall 19-18. 10:51 MSU has three turnovers.  Brown has 5 Winston has 4. 

UPDATE 9:16 PM ET 3rd media timeout of the 1st half: #3 MSU leads #12 Seton Hall 21-18. 7:58 MSU has five turnovers. Brown has 5 Winston has 4.  Tillman has five rebounds

UPDATE 9:31 PM ET FINAL media timeout of the 1st half: #3 MSU leads #12 Seton Hall 30-27. 1:08 MSU has eight turnovers. Brown has 7, Henry and Loyer have 5. Tillman has six rebounds

UPDATE:  9:36 PM ET HALFTIME:  #3 MSU leads #12 Seton Hall 30-27

UPDATE 9:59 PM ET 1st media timeout of the 2nd half: #3 MSU tied with #12 Seton Hall 38-38. 15:50 MSU has eight turnovers. Brown & Henry have 7. Tillman has eight rebounds

UPDATE 10:13 PM ET 2nd media timeout of the 2nd half: #3 MSU leads #12 Seton Hall 50-47. 11:41 MSU has 10 turnovers. Winston has 8 & Henry 9.  Tillman has eight-rebound

UPDATE 10:24 PM ET 3rd media timeout of the 2nd half: #3 MSU leads #12 Seton Hall 58-56. 7:57 MSU has 12 turnovers. Winston & Hall have 11 Henry has 9. Tillman has eight-rebound

UPDATE 10:33 PM ET FINAL media timeout of the 2nd half: #3 MSU leads #12 Seton Hall 66-65. 3:52 MSU has 14 turnovers. Winston has 16,  Hall has 15. Tillman has eight-rebound

UPDATE 10:52 PM ET GAME OVER FINAL SCORE:  #3 Michigan State Tops #12 Seton Hall on the road 76-73.  A big win for the men in green.  Spartans are now 2-1.  Cassius Winston had 21 points and Malik Hall had 17.  Tillman had 11 rebounds.

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Comments (148)
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Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

OK any predictions?

JoeP3
JoeP3

Let’s Dooooooooo it. Sitting at the bar and, sadly, Dave Warner isn’t here this time. What a shame.

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Hondo, dis Cassius make the trip?

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Yes, BBB, he did. Will play.

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Thank H. I think we win. For Smoothie.

JPSpartan
JPSpartan

I'm expecting a lot of State fans at this game for some reason tonight.

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Agree with JP!

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

I wanted to go, bad. See you all at the Duke game in EL.

Msurick
Msurick

Should be a good game. Another test, for sure. Hopefully we will be able to play our rotation better tonight than in the first half against Ky.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Excited for the game I got MSU on top!

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Starters: Ca$h, Henry, Xavier, Rocket and Kithier

greenqueen
greenqueen

Here we go...this one's for you Smoothie!

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

good D by X

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Izzo should be pissed

Msurick
Msurick

FLOP

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Cash moneyyy

greenqueen
greenqueen

Love that Ca$h smile!

greenqueen
greenqueen

Kithier for 3!

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Kithier for 3!!!!!!

Msurick
Msurick

Kithier.

Msurick
Msurick

Spartans playing good D so far.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

MSU up 8-5 but MSU is looking strong

greenqueen
greenqueen

So far so good...good ball!

Msurick
Msurick

Pirates are packing the paint. It would be good if we can loosen up their defense a little.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Good job by Cash to draw the foul

greenqueen
greenqueen

Gabe lays it in!

Msurick
Msurick

Refs figured they needed to start calling fouls, I guess.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

gabe with the putback JAM!

Msurick
Msurick

GABE!

Msurick
Msurick

Loyer in the game.

m4msu
m4msu

We have to find a way to not be the Cassius show all the time. Others have to start playing with confidence and just go for it.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Awesome shot by Foster

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Foster is having a game!

Msurick
Msurick

Good assist by Loyer to Gabe.

Msurick
Msurick

I think he got away with a walk.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Close game but I feel MSU still has momentum

m4msu
m4msu

We have the worst 35 foot shot defense in college basketball, lol.

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

I like the start by my dawgs

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

I agree with BBB. I like this start.

JoeP3
JoeP3

Man, this is fun. What a great atmosphere.

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Love X

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Good to see Henry early

JoeP3
JoeP3

I don’t like the 50% FT count right now.

Msurick
Msurick

Obiagu with 2 fouls.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Nice block by X

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Love the Spartan D

Msurick
Msurick

Bingham still needs some musicale I think

greenqueen
greenqueen

This is fast ball tonight....

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

I think Bingham will be my favorite if he puts on 40lbd

Msurick
Msurick

That’s 2 on Cash.


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