Xavier Tillman After The Spartans Fall To The Boilermakers
Hondo S. Carpenter
West Lafayette, IN
The #8 Michigan State Spartans invaded world-renowned Mackey Arena today, a place that the Purdue Boilermakers had won their last 14 Big Ten games. Today that streak continued as the Spartans were blown out 71-42. This loss drops the men in green’s season record to 13-4 (5-1).
The Spartans had two players score in double-digits. They were led by Cassius Winston who had 10 points, turnovers and five assists. True freshman Mark ROCKET Watts had 10 points. There
The men in the green were beaten by the Boilermakers on the boards by a margin of 35-32 (13 offensive). The Spartans had 18 turnovers. The Spartan defense allowed the Boilermakers to 46% shooting from the field and 36% from three.
The Spartans never had the lead in the 40 minutes in the game. In all Tom Izzo played 14 players. Nine of them scored.
Izzo’s men had seven assists on 18 baskets. The Spartans shot 13% from three, 35% from the field and a disappointing 67% from the charity stripe. It was not a shooting clinic.
The team will return to the hard-court Friday, January 17, 2020, at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. That game can be seen on FS1 at 7 PM.
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