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.
Athletic big men changing the way college teams play defense
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan State thought it had a mismatch. Thanks to a switch by Texas Tech's defense, Xavier Tillman was being guarded by a smaller player in the post.
Michigan St’s Tillman forced to grow up fast on, off court
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Xavier Tillman has had to grow up fast on and off the basketball court.
The Michigan State forward was forced to transform from being a role-playing reserve to a...
Duke vs. Michigan State is battle of NCAA Tournament titans
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 marches on, beats Minnesota to reach Sweet 16
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...
Spartans rout Gophers to reach Sweet 16; 1st time since ’15
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan State doesn't just hope to get to the Sweet 16 each year. It expects it.
The Spartans played with that attitude, and then some, rolling past Minnesota 70-50...
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.
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...
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...
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.
MSU 11th, UM 12th in ‘Way-Too-Early’ 2018-19 rankings
Michigan State and Michigan are Nos. 11 and 12, respectively, in ESPN's "Way-Too-Early" college basketball rankings for the 2018-19 season.
The top three teams are Kansas at No. 1, Duke at No. 2 and national champion Villanova at No. 3.
Purdue, at No. 24, is the only other Big Ten team in ESPN's Top 25.
College Basketball Show: UM-Texas A&M on collision course
John Niyo and James Hawkins preview the UM-Texas A&M game and Matt Charboneau looks ahead to MSU's future plans.
Here are some of the highlights from The Detroit News' College Basketball Show.
► :30: Matt Charboneau on MSU's 55-53 loss against Syracuse
Why MSU turned to Carter-Tillman over Jackson-Ward combo
As the clock wound down Sunday afternoon in what turned out to be Michigan State's final game of the season, the Spartans were desperate to score points.
It was the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Little Caesars Arena, and while 11th-seeded Syracuse was playing a stifling 2-3 zone defense, it was hardly lighting up the scoreboard. The chance was there for Michigan State to win – if it could just simply put the ball in the basket.