The #3 Michigan State Spartans got the fourth win of their season yesterday to improve to 4-2 on the season. They took out a Spartan in Tom Crean and his Georgia Bulldogs 93-85.
The Spartans were led by Cassius Winston who had 8 points and eight assists. Xavier Tillman had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Aaron Henry was the only other scorer in double-digits and he had 14.
The Spartans won the battle of the boards 39-34 and the Spartans also had 13 turnovers. The Spartans had the lead for over 36 of the 40 minutes in the game.
The Spartan continued their habit of being unselfish. They had 20 assists on 32 baskets. The Spartans shot 47% from three, 51% from the field and a disappointing 73% from the charity stripe.
Now the Spartans return to the court against the UCL Bruins. That game will be seen on ESPN2 at 2:30 PM. This game is a big one for the Spartans.
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2:30 PM ET: Starters Winston, Tillman, Henry, Watts and Marcus Bingham, Jr (MBJ)
2:38 PM ET 1st Media Timeout Of the 1st Half #3 Michigan State leads UCL 5-2. 15:32 MBJ 2nd start & has two blocks
2:47 PM ET 2nd Media Timeout Of the 1st Half #3 Michigan State leads UCL 9-7. 11:55 Henry has 5. Has been averaging 16 in Maui
2:57 PM ET 3rd Media Timeout Of the 1st Half #3 Michigan State trails UCL 14-16. 3:55 Henry has 5. Spartans have 2 turnovers. UCLA is a man-to-man team that has switched to zone. #GoodCoaching
3:09 PM ET FINAL Media Timeout Of the 1st Half #3 Michigan State leads UCL 24-20. 2:53 Winston has 8. Spartans have 3 turnovers
Halftime: #3 Michigan State in the lead versus UCLA 26-23
3:40 PM ET 1st media timeout of the 2nd half. #3 Michigan State leads UCLA 36-25. Cassius Winston leads the Spartans with 12. 17:00 MSU has only 4 turnovers.
3:57 PM ET 2nd media timeout of the 2nd half. #3 Michigan State leads UCLA 47-36. Cassius Winston leads the Spartans with 15. 11:55 MSU has only 4 turnovers.
4:07 PM ET 3rd media timeout of the 2nd half. #3 Michigan State leads UCLA 59-46. Cassius Winston leads the Spartans with 20. 8:00 MSU has only 4 turnovers.
4:20 PM ET FINAL media timeout of the 2nd half. #3 Michigan State leads UCLA 67-58. Cassius Winston leads the Spartans with 20. 3:19 MSU has only 5 turnovers.
FINAL SCORE: #3 Michigan State 74-60 over UCLA. The Spartans are now 5-2.
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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