Michigan State vs Binghamton Official Game Thread

Hondo S. Carpenter

Breslin Student Events Center

East Lansing, Michigan

The #1 Michigan State Spartans come into this game tonight with a lot more on their mind than Binghamton. PG and player of the year Cassius Winston lost his brother Zach less than 24 hours ago. Winston chose to play tonight.

Tom Izzo said of the loss before the game:

“Our hearts are filled with sorrow for the Winston family.

 “Their pain over the sudden loss of Zachary is unimaginable.

 “It’s impossible to find the right words in this moment, other than to say that we will support the family in whatever way they need.”

 - Tom Izzo, on behalf of the Michigan State basketball program

Comment in the game thread and watch the article for constant updates from my courtside vantage point during the game. For now, the team who all knew Zach well, will try to use basketball to deal with the loss.

The Spartans will be taking on Seton Hall on Thursday. There is no official word on the funeral details for Zach Winston. Keep it tuned to Spartan Nation for all the latest on those key details.

7:24 PM ET UPDATE: 2nd media timeout of the game. Michigan State lead Binghamton 27-5. 12:00 1st Half. Cassius Winston has 5 points.  Marcus Bingham Jr (MBJ) has 9  

7:34 PM ET UPDATE: 3rd media timeout of the game. Michigan State lead Binghamton 33-18. 7:14 1st Half. Cassius Winston has 5 points. Marcus Bingham Jr (MBJ) has 9 

7:44 PM ET UPDATE: FINAL media timeout of the first half.  Michigan State lead Binghamton 41-21. 3:56 1st Half. Cassius Winston has 5 points. Marcus Bingham Jr (MBJ) has 9 

7:54 PM ET UPDATE HALFTIME:  Michigan State 55-23 over Binghamton.  Cassius Winston has five points.  Aaron Henry has 12 and Marcus Bingham Jr (MBJ) has 10.  The Spartans have 2 turnovers and are shooting 57%

UPDATE:  8:19 PM ET 1st Media Timeout of the 2nd Half:  Michigan State leads Binghamton 66-36.  Cassius Winston has 13 points & Aaron Henry has 14.  15:48   

UPDATE: 8:29 PM ET 2nd Media Timeout of the 2nd Half: Michigan State leads Binghamton 75-36. Cassius Winston has 13 points & Aaron Henry has 14. 11:52

UPDATE: 8:39 PM ET 3rd Media Timeout of the 2nd Half: Michigan State leads Binghamton 84-43. Cassius Winston has 15 points & 11 assists for the double-double.   Aaron Henry has 14. 7:45

UPDATE: 8:54 PM ET FINAL Media Timeout of the 2nd Half: Michigan State leads Binghamton 93-46. Cassius Winston has 17 points & 11 assists for the double-double. Aaron Henry has 16.  Xavier Tillman has 17 points and eight boards. 4:20

FINAL SCORE 100-47 Spartan WIN!!!

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Comments (66)
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Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Largest ovation in my 48 years of attending MSU basketball. Crowd really loving on Ca$h

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Go Green!

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Nice rebound Hondo

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

MSU looks good early hopefully keep up the sane pace throughout

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

So glad to see Cassius playing! What great team support!

greenqueen
greenqueen

He's with his 2nd family...

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Excellent shot by MBJ

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Nice shot by MBJ

greenqueen
greenqueen

Marcus is starting strong!

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

After last nights football game I am so glad it is basketball season!!!!

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Good boards by MBJ

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Marcus is on fire!

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Marcus is going off right now

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

They are destroying them and Cash is back on the court

greenqueen
greenqueen

WOW!

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

27-5 Spartans aren't playing. Not sure any night is a good night for Binghamton to play MSU, but after a loss to UK and the loss of Zach, a real bad night.

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Nice block! Those long arms on Henry come in handy!

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

What a play!!!!!

greenqueen
greenqueen

Hey maybe Cash should play quarterback for the football team next Saturday. Nice pass to Rocket!

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

What’s the crowd like tonight Hondo?

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

I have been attending and/or covering MSU for 48 years. 1st time EVER I did not want to be here at MSU hoops. :(

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Binghamton is on a little run but MSU still winning by a lot

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

BEST PLAY EVER!!!!!

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

This team is a blast to watch! They play so well together and you can tell they are excited to be on the courts.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

This is the most fun I’ve ever had watching a team this team Is very entertaining

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Great first half!!!

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Amazing first half from the Spartans and a good lead

greenqueen
greenqueen

Great basketball! Great guys! Great coach! Great family!

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

thoughts anyone? Are you surprised Ca$h played? If you look up at the story above I just posted a video of Izzo balling.

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Nice 3 Cash!

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

I’m very surprised Cash played tonight and am surprised he’s doing as well as he is

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

What the heck was all that floor dancing?!?! Hahahaha

greenqueen
greenqueen

That was just crazy....

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

What was that

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Cash has great assists tonight!!

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Splash money from Cash

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Aaron Henry has the longest arms I’ve ever seen lol

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Hey everyone, I am posting a ton of video from the game in the actual article above. Some of it very moving about Cassius. Make sure you are checking it out.

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Hondo with two key rebounds tonight. Nice work big H

greenqueen
greenqueen

This is so much fun to watch!

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Cash at 10 assists!

Msurick
Msurick

Nice half. I really like those early big games. But games like this one where the team can be a good thing to establish the chemistry that will carry them through later

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

So many players playing well, love this for confidence.

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Love this team

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Everyone’s getting there time and putting in work today

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

MSU up 38 and cash at 15 and 10

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Cash has 15 & 11. So happy for him.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

So happy for Cash and the team today

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Wow MSU is kicking some Serious butt!!!

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Love me some Cash


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