Michigan State vs. Purdue - Saturday Big Ten Basketball

Michigan State vs. Purdue - Saturday Big Ten Basketball

The Spartans have won 7 straight games, with their most recent on the road at the Iowa Hawkeyes. They'll have to figure out how to stop Isaac Haas and that will most likely be through double teams. Wagner ended up playing 13 minutes, finishing with two points and one rebound. The Boilermakers had 12 turnovers, several of which occurred during Ohio State's run to erase a 14 point second half deficit. "To play them as tight as we did, a couple plays go our way, it's a different conversation". MSU needs to dominate the glass, limiting second-chance points for Purdue while generating them for its offense. No one's really done that, what they just did today. The 6-foot-11 freshman had scored just 21 points in the nine previous games and had not scored in double figures since December 10, but McCaffery said he has seen him make great progress recently in practice. "So it's still a good option". Haas is sensational and so is Purdue, a team Michigan State coach Tom Izzo calls "a Final Four team". Now, he's getting to the basket more, and when he does shoot a jump shot, the clock is running down or it's a rhythm jumper.

Last year, the average home attendance for the season was 12,324. Rutgers visits on February 20.

Miles Bridges finally has his signature moment. Michigan State and Purdue will need help to catch them.

The score was still tied several minutes later when Joshua Langford got the ball in the post, with Matt Haarms at his back. "Tonight, I was able to do that".

Michigan State closes its regular season with three of its last four games on the road, beginning with Tuesday's matchup at Minnesota. It gets them going.

After those string of three games, the Spartans started this winning streak. Give our fans credit.

"The other part I thought we had was depth". An outright Big Ten crown seems like a long shot. Sophomore guard Carsen Edwards had a season-high 28 points in the defeat, adding four made 3-pointers and six rebounds, while knocking down 8-of-9 from the free-throw line. We knew he could shoot.

"Just pray", Izzo said, after Swanigan (25 points and 15 rebounds), Haas (18 points, five rebounds) and Edwards (12 points) picked apart the Spartans, like a vulture devouring the last remains of a carcass.

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The Michigan State Spartans are are 23-3 on the season and 11-2 in conference play. We were a little lazy in our sets, taking care of the ball, little things that if we'd sharpened up, we could've won that game. But in the rematch in Mackey Arena, Vincent Edwards limited him to just three points in the first half.

Iowa didn't get the production from its back court that it did in the 96-93 loss to Michigan State.

If Bridges can continue making big plays, Michigan State has the potential to beat the best teams in college basketball.

All eyes in the Big Ten were on West Lafayette Wednesday night. "I don't want to put any pressure on them". "He came back for these kinds of games".

Izzo said several of Heathcote's former players were unable to make it to town because of weather, including Gregory Kelser. We did make some shots we normally make.

"We've had a lot of growth offensively and defensively since then".

Entering Saturday, both teams owned 23-3 records overall.

While MSU did its best to schedule tough non-conference opponents, wins over North Carolina, UConn and Notre Dame won't boost its tournament resume like it hoped.