The best thing that happened to Adreian Payne, NBA career wise, was getting traded away from the Atlanta Hawks and to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He wasn't going to get much playing time with the Eastern Conference's first place team; who have now pretty much solidified the #1 seed in the East. Payne was drafted 15th overall by Atlanta, but never broke into their rotation; … [Read more...] about Adreian Payne’s NBA career finally begins with Timberwolves
There's no question that the teams of Tom Izzo are much better in March -when it counts- then November/December. But nothing has come easy for this Spartans team. It seems like every time they play inferior competition they struggle with them. They still win, but play way down to their level. They did it again versus Texas, trailing in the second half. Yes, the Longhorns … [Read more...] about Michigan State has many non-conference wins, but most with struggles
Welcome to the 111 in 111, guest posting edition. This year's Michigan State Spartans are in a sort of re-loading mode, as they have to adjust to the loss of one of the greatest Spartans in history, Draymond Green. But there's a lot of talent in East Lansing, as usual. The starting five will feature 2 McDonald's All-Americans, and this unit will have more athleticism and … [Read more...] about #16 Michigan State Spartans: college basketball 111 in 111
As the first #1 seed to bow out of the NCAA tournament, the Michigan State Spartans can only look at all the improvements they made this season and see success. The team finished with the number one SOS, 12 top-50 RPI wins, 16 top-100 RPI wins and 12 road/neutral wins in the nation's top conference. They went from being unranked at the beginning of the season to earning a … [Read more...] about Michigan State 2012 season recap, 2013 look ahead
If you still had doubts that the Big Ten was a physical conference, the game at Assembly Hall between the Spartans and Hoosiers silenced any critics. The problem is, the game also silenced the Spartans, too. … [Read more...] about Michigan State Spartans get beat-down at Indiana’s Assembly Hall
This one truly was a barn-burner. Coming off a five-game hot streak in the Big Ten, Michigan State was looking to keep its position at the top of the conference, but the Golden Gophers had a different idea in mind. The first half alone had 16 lead changes and 4 ties. Minnesota’s Ralph Sampson III showed off his creativity with a variety of baby hooks and shots in the paint. … [Read more...] about Michigan State Spartans avoid upset at the Barn
Let Saturday's 58-48 victory over third ranked Ohio State be a wake up call to anyone who was sleeping on this year's Michigan State team. It was understandable why this was one of Sparty's least hyped-up teams in recent memory. After all, there was little for them to build on. They came into the season unranked after being eliminated in the first round of the NCAA tournament … [Read more...] about Just How Good Are The 2012 Michigan State Spartans?