East Lansing, MI
The #1 Michigan State Spartans kicked off the 2019-202o season tonight with an anticipated 85-50 blowout win over Albion College. It was a festive fun night for the Spartan Nation as Player of the Year Cassius Winston has two brothers on the Albion Team.
The Spartans were led in the scoring department by Xavier Tillman who had 19 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Cassius Winston was the only other double-digit scorer, he had 16 and nine assists.
Above is the complete video of Malik Hall after the Spartans win.
Tom Izzo said of the ply of Hall that, "On Malik Hall's performance…
Malik, I thought he did some good things, I thought he competed. I think he too is physically gifted enough. I thought he over dribbled a little bit. He could have thrown it ahead a little bit, I think he would agree with that, but for your first game in a big arena, we just tried to get Malik, Julius and of course Marcus. Those three guys, they're going to have to play minutes and I thought Malik at times showed that he could be the most ready right now. Mostly because of the physical gifts."
The regular season tips off next Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City against the #2 Kentucky Wildcats in the Champions Classic.
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