#3 Michigan State Over  UCLA Maui Classic Official Game Thread  75-62

Hondo S. Carpenter

Maui Classic

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.

You need to keep updating this story for updates and refresh and comment in the section below.

 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

msu vs ucla halftime

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.

MSU vs UCLA Final

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 

Want the latest breaking MSU news delivered straight to your email for FREE? Sign up for the DAILY Spartan Nation newsletter when you CLICK THE MAGAZINE ICON at the top left of the page or the FOLLOW button back on the main page. Don’t miss any of the latest up to the second updates on Michigan State Sports when you follow on Twitter @HondoCarpenter

Comments (57)
No. 1-50
greenqueen
greenqueen

Here we go...Go GREEN!

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Check out above a new starter today

JPSpartan
JPSpartan

Looking for the smartest basketball of the trip from this team today.

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Izzo said the key to this game is cut-outs. UCLA is so big. Love to play at the rim.

greenqueen
greenqueen

Rebounding has been not as good as it should be in Maui

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Lets get the W

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Tyger wanted to come to MSU so bad. That could be a big deal today motivationally.

greenqueen
greenqueen

Love seeing Marcus out there!

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

I love seeing MBJ getting his second start. He is a new look in the lineup and I love Kit as well, but he brings some 3J to the game.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Good defense so far

greenqueen
greenqueen

I could get used to those Bingham Blocks!!!!

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Are my comments showing up

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Good defense, need to score better

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Spartsn D is amazing so far. 2 really big UCLA offensive turnovers on clock

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Totally agree BBB

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

MSU is doig very good right now on defense, offense picks up and thats how we win

greenqueen
greenqueen

Izzo does not like when we miss free throws!

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Ok not hating the officials today

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Good job by ahrens to draw charge

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Airball for frosty but shot clock was running low

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Only at 1 turnover right now, better than usual

greenqueen
greenqueen

X back at the free throw line...c'mon make these!

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Tyger cut your hair

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Tyger auction for charity cutting your hair

greenqueen
greenqueen

Cassius!!!!

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Good shot by Cash

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Cash MONEY

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Fastbreak points: 13-0 MSU Big State

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

good first half

greenqueen
greenqueen

Love Izzo's shirt!

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Good shot by Gabe

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

I love this team and their D

greenqueen
greenqueen

Gabe Brown!

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

O fast break points and 0 points off of turnovers for UCLA. Big stats

JPSpartan
JPSpartan

Let's see this team pull together to play their best of the week as this game closes out. That starts w/a mentality to play your best as the game closes out. It doesn't happen on the reg any other way.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Good play to set Cash up for 3

greenqueen
greenqueen

Cash with 15 pts!

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Good shot by Kith

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

KIT is a cat. All limbs

greenqueen
greenqueen

Loyer needs to take those shots

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

MBJ please?

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

MSU FGs: 5 OF LAST 7

greenqueen
greenqueen

These UCLA guys in their short shorts...brings me back to the Magic days!

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Come on guys finish strong

greenqueen
greenqueen

X comes alive!

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

I feel like that point of momentum wins us the game

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Fastbreak points 15-0 MSU WOW

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

That's big Hondo

greenqueen
greenqueen

What a pass to X from Cash!

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Cash and X. So special


Basketball

FEATURED
COMMUNITY