Michigan State Basketball vs. Purdue Official Game Thread: MSU loses to the Boilermakers, 75-65

The Spartans are set to face Purdue Tuesday night for the 127th time in program history.

Michigan State hasn't had the basketball season anyone predicted. 

If the Spartans don't put together a run, beginning with Purdue tonight, it could be the end of a historic 22 years appearing in the NCAA Tournament.   

It's hard to find a path towards victory for MSU, considering the Boilermakers comeback win against Michigan State in January kicked off a four-game winning streak (for Purdue) and sent the Spartans' spiraling.

Since that brutal ending, MSU experienced a long layoff due to COVID-19 issues within their program, postponed multiple games, lost four contests in a row for the first time since 2007, and experienced the worst home loss in Tom Izzo's 26 seasons as head coach.  

It's a tall task, but can Izzo and Michigan State put it all together to make the big dance? 

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It's Game Day! 

Spartans Warming Up

Media Timeout: MSU 6 Purdue 6

16:00 left in the first half. 

MSU not double-teaming Trevion Williams so far, meaning they won't get beat by the 3-pointer like last time out against Iowa. AJ Hoggard with four points early and driving. 

Media Timeout: Purdue 12 MSU 9

9:51 left in the first half. 

The Spartans experienced a five minute scoring drought, and Gabe Brown, one of the few players who played well vs. Iowa, is 1-for-6 tonight. As a team MSU is shooting 29% from the field (4-for-14). 

Media Timeout: Purdue 14 MSU 10

7:31 left in the first half. 

Michigan State has made one shot in the last nine minutes, surprisingly Purdue hasn't taken advantage and hold onto a slim four-point lead. 

MSU and the Boilermakers are a combined 1-for-11 from three point range and 1-for-5 at the free-throw line. 

Media Timeout: Purdue 24 MSU 23

1:42 left in the first half. 

Michigan State's offense coming to life; back-to-back 3-pointers from Joey Hauser gave them the lead, but a defensive lapse results in an easy layup. Rocket Watts also providing some energy, despite not feeling well. 

Halftime Stats

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Media Timeout: Purdue 39 MSU 36

14:50 left in the second half. 

The Spartans are down by three, much like they were at halftime, and are making Williams work in the paint. Thirty-two of Purdue's 39 points have come from down low. 

Media Timeout: Purdue 45 MSU 42

11:54 left in the second half. 

The fouls are starting to pile up at Mackey Arena, both sides have multiple players in foul trouble. 

Media Timeout: Purdue 57 MSU 50

7:37 left in the second half. 

Purdue is looking to take control with back-to-back three pointers as they go up seven with less than eight minutes remaining. 

Media Timeout: Purdue 61 MSU 56

3:57 left in the second half.

Trevion Williams is heating up, even with three fouls the big man has hit 11-of-19 shots for 22 points and five rebounds. The star center is attempting to put MSU away, the Spartans need a response. 

MSU Timeout: Purdue 70 MSU 63

52 seconds left in the second half. 

Tom Izzo calls a timeout with under a minute left. The Spartans trail by seven, and desperately need a bucket. 

Final: Purdue 75 MSU 65