Tom Izzo #15 Michigan State Coach After Blowing Out Oakland 72-49

Hondo S. Carpenter

Little Caesars Arena

Detroit, MI

The #15 Michigan State Spartans came here to Detroit and leave with a win 72-49 over Oakland. They improved to 7-3 on the season.

The Spartans were led by Aaron Henry who had 10 points and six assists. Xavier Tillman had nine points and 13 rebounds. There were no other Spartans in double digits in rebounding or scoring.

The men in green won the battle of the boards 54-31 and the Spartans had an abysmal 17 turnovers. The Spartans had the lead for 35 of the 40 minutes in the game.

Izzo’s cagers continued their habit of being unselfish. They had 21 assists on 26 baskets. The Spartans shot 32% from three, 26% from the field and 67% from the charity stripe. Needless to say, the Spartans' poor shooting woes continued.

The team will return to the hard-court Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at Northwestern. That game can be seen on BTN at 8:00 PM.

This Spartan team has a lot to work on, but having played only four games at home, the brutal schedule, like it, always does, will help the men in green.

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