Michigan State star Winston coming back, Ward leaving
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — All-America guard Cassius Winston wants to accomplish more at Michigan State. He is coming back for his senior season.
Tom Izzo is expected to have much of his latest Final Four team back next season at Michigan State.
The Hall of Fame coach was not in the mood to celebrate that after Texas Tech eliminated...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The buzzer sounded and Tom Izzo walked stoically across the Final Four floor to shake hands with Texas Tech counterpart Chris Beard, complimenting him on his team's toughness...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Under different circumstances Joshua Langford might have had a throng of reporters around him as he sat in front of his locker at U.S. Bank Stadium, two days before Michigan...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Duke teammates RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson are among the 10 players named to the John R. Wooden Award All American team, representing the top vote-getters to earn college...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston is already in elite company.
The crafty point guard is among a handful of Michigan State players to win Big Ten player of the year honors and earn...
The season did not end as Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett intended. The fabulous freshmen came to Duke to win a national championship and their bid came up short with a loss to Michigan State in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cassius Winston missed an open jump shot but was right there for the rebound. Without hesitating, he stepped back and swished a 3-pointer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Zion Williamson watched in awe in 2015 when Duke and Michigan State met in the Final Four.
When he steps on to the court for another Duke-Michigan State NCAA Tournament...
Michigan State meets Duke in Elite Eight
No. 2 seed Michigan State (31-6) vs. No. 1 seed Duke (32-5)
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight, Capital One Arena, Washington; Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt McQuaid could not believe LSU was giving Michigan State freshmen Aaron Henry and Gabe Brown so much room at the 3-point line.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan State is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015 after rolling past Minnesota 70-50 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday...
5-0 Big Ten start yields rare 2nd-round matchup in NCAAs
Already appearing drained by Michigan State's difficult victory over the upset seekers from Bradley , coach Tom Izzo winced a little more in his postgame interview on the court when the subject...
NCAA Latest: Day 1 of tournament in the books
The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):
Time to catch your breath after the NCAA Tournament's first real day.
Winston, Michigan State hold off Bradley 76-65
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For about 35 minutes, it felt like Bradley might pull off the first bracket-busting stunner of this year's NCAA Tournament.
McQuaid, Winston lead Michigan State over Michigan 65-60
CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo had one simple question for his team. He got the answer he wanted, and the sixth-ranked Spartans picked up their sixth Big Ten Tournament...
Correction: T25-B10-Wisconsin-Michigan State story
CHICAGO (AP) — In a story March 16 about a Big Ten Tournament semifinal between Wisconsin and Michigan State, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Kenny Goins missed a dunk in the...
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Michigan, Michigan State meet in Big Ten finals
Michigan (28-5, 17-5) vs. Michigan State (27-6, 18-4)
Big Ten Tourney Championship, United Center, Chicago; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Michigan is set to face off against...
CHICAGO (AP) — No. 6 Michigan State has its sights set on a sixth Big Ten Tournament championship and a deep NCAA run. The Spartans are off to a good start.
Michigan State meets Ohio State in Big Ten quarters
Ohio State (19-13, 9-12) vs. No. 1 seed Michigan State (25-6, 16-4)
Big Ten Tourney Quarterfinals, United Center, Chicago; Friday, 11:30 a.m. EDT
Michigan State's Cassius Winston is The Associated Press player of the year in the Big Ten Conference and Purdue's Matt Painter is its coach of the year.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston struggled to make shots for more than a half and his rivals took advantage, controlling a game with a share of the Big Ten title at stake.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Duke teammates Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett, along with Gonzaga's Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura, are among 15 players on the ballot for the John R. Wooden Award that goes...
No. 7 Michigan (26-4, 15-4) vs. No. 9 Michigan State (24-6, 15-4)
Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kenny Goins and Matt McQuaid have been role players for much of their careers at Michigan State.
On the same night and in timely fashion, the seniors were stars...
Nebraska looks to knock off No. 9 Michigan State
Nebraska (15-14, 5-13) vs. No. 9 Michigan State (23-6, 14-4)
Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
Indiana faces tough test vs No. 6 Michigan State
No. 6 Michigan State (23-5, 14-3) vs. Indiana (14-14, 5-12)
Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 6 Michigan State presents a tough challenge for...
Michigan State’s Winston has become player of year candidate
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston is a reflection of his parents and Michigan State is reaping the benefits.
The point guard plays and sounds like his soft-spoken father, Reg. The...
No. 10 Michigan State knocks off No. 7 Michigan 77-70
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Underestimate Tom Izzo and Michigan State at your peril.
The Spartans are plenty dangerous — even when they're short-handed and playing on the road against a highly...
No. 7 Michigan looks to knock off No. 10 Michigan State
No. 10 Michigan State (22-5, 13-3) vs. No. 7 Michigan (24-3, 13-3)
Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Sunday, 3:45 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 7 Michigan goes for its 11th straight win...
Michigan State, Michigan finally set to meet this weekend
A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten:
GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Michigan State at Michigan. It's finally here — the first of two meetings between the in-state rivals that have looked...
Winston scores 28, No. 10 Michigan State beats Rutgers 71-60
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Xavier Tillman got off to a shaky start, filling in for Nick Ward in the starting lineup for No. 10 Michigan State.
Winston outduels Happ in Michigan State win
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo called it grit. Perhaps no Spartan embodied that more Tuesday night than his point guard.
Cassius Winston scored 23 points to help No. 11 Michigan State beat 20th-ranked Wisconsin 67-59.
In doing so, the Michigan State (20-5, 11-3 Big Ten) star outdueled Wisconsin's Ethan Happ, who scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
Michigan State’s Langford out for the season
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State guard Joshua Langford will miss the rest of the season because of his injured ankle.
Spartans coach Tom Izzo said in a statement Wednesday that the junior will likely need surgery. Langford has missed the last eight games. In the 13 games he did play — all starts — Langford averaged 15 points.
"Josh has a stress injury that we caught fairly early and we had hoped that, with treatment and rest, he would recover," Izzo said. "He has not."
No. 6 Michigan State blows past No. 19 Iowa, 82-67
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa had the crowd rocking and plenty of momentum on its side.
But sixth-ranked Michigan State had the necessary toughness, blowing past the upstart Hawkeyes in a vintage Tom Izzo performance on the road.
Cassius Winston scored 23 points, Nick Ward had 21 points with 10 rebounds and the Spartans beat No. 19 Iowa 82-67 on Thursday night, extending their winning streak to 13 games.
Winston’s career-high 29 lifts No. 6 Spartans over Huskers
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four nights after Tom Izzo called out Cassius Winston for his poor play in Michigan State's previous game, the Spartans' star point guard responded better than his coach would have expected.
Winston scored a career-high 29 points to go over 1,000 for his career, had six assists and played tough defense on Glynn Watson Jr. while leading No. 6 Michigan State past Nebraska 70-64 on Thursday night.
Nick Ward leads No. 6 Michigan State over Penn State, 71-56
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Tom Izzo wasn't impressed with much of No. 6 Michigan State's double-digit victory over Penn State.
The Spartans built a big lead early and dominated at times in the paint in their 71-56 win on Sunday. From Izzo's standpoint, that's all they did well and that won't be enough for the Spartans to be the team they want to be.
"Maybe we're all talking too much about how good we are," Izzo said. "We're not that good."
No. 6 Michigan State shakes off bad start, tops Purdue 77-59
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston shook off a slow start and took over when No. 6 Michigan State needed him most against Purdue.
Winston began with a 16-plus-minute scoreless stretch but finished with 23 points, helping the Spartans pull away to beat the Boilermakers 77-59 on Tuesday night.
"That's what great players do," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said.
The Spartans (14-2, 5-0 Big Ten) have won nine straight.
No. 6 Michigan State surging with fewer stars than last year
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State is proving it doesn't need NBA-ready talent to succeed.
The Spartans have surged to No. 6 in the AP Top 25 with eight straight victories, including an 86-77 win against then-No. 14 Ohio State on the road Saturday.
No. 8 Michigan State holds off No. 14 Ohio State 86-77
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Riding a seven-game winning streak, No. 8 Michigan State came to Columbus to play No. 14 Ohio State with captain and scoring machine Joshua Langford sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury. The team's two other veterans had to pick up the slack.
No. 8 Spartans take 7-game win streak into No. 14 Ohio St.
A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten Conference:
Winston scores 24, No. 8 Michigan St beats N. Illinois 88-60
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston made two 3-pointers in the opening minutes, and it proved to be a preview of what was to come from Michigan State's point guard.
Winston matched a career high with six 3-pointers and scored 24 points, leading the eighth-ranked Spartans to 88-60 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
"I just kind of pick my spots," he said. "I take my shots when I've got good ones."
Cassius Winston-led No. 10 Michigan St. beats Oakland 99-69
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Oakland coach Greg Kampe has been on the sideline for more than 1,000 games over three-plus decades.
And he's never seen a team as speedy as No. 10 Michigan State.
Cassius Winston scored a season-high 26 points and directed a fast-paced offense, leading the Spartans to a 99-69 win over Oakland on Friday night.
"They are the fastest team that I've played against," Kampe said.
No. 9 Michigan State edges Rutgers 78-69
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Last season, Tom Izzo wanted to leave Nick Ward in New Jersey after a poor game against Rutgers.
Friday night, Michigan State's coach and the rest of the Spartans were singing Ward's praises.
Cassius Winston scored 22 points and Ward added 20 to lead No. 9 Michigan State past Rutgers 78-69 in the Big Ten opener Friday night.
The Latest: No. 11 Michigan State easily beats No. 17 UCLA
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the Las Vegas Invitational (all times local):
Cassius Winston had 19 points and seven assists to help No. 11 Michigan State cruise past No. 17 UCLA 87-67 on Thursday night to reach the final of the Las Vegas Invitational.
Nick Ward scored 16 points, Joshua Langford had 14 and Josh McQuaid had 11 for Michigan State (4-1).
Michigan State ties biggest win, 101-33 over Tennessee Tech
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nick Ward's status was uncertain for Michigan State heading into Sunday's game against Tennessee Tech.
His play was anything but.
The junior forward scored 23 points, including the first eight points for the No. 11 Spartans, in a 101-33 victory, tying the largest margin of victory in program history.
"I was just working as hard as I can," Ward said. "I just ran my lanes, posted deep. I just did what I could for my team to win."