Michigan State Survives Iowa 66-61: Rapid Reaction


The Michigan State Spartans keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive with a 66-61 first-round win over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Thursday.

Spartans Head Coach Tom Izzo said it best when he said, “It wasn’t the prettiest of games,” as the Spartans  and Hawkeyes combined for 28 turnovers in a back-and-forth affair which came down to the very last minute of play.

But it was a pair of Spartans who made the difference with Durrell Summers hitting a couple of clutch free throws down the stretch and Draymond Green putting forth a monster double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds.

We all know what this means for the Spartans, but where do the Hawkeyes go from here?

By: Nick Grays

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Iowa Hawkeyes Shock #6 Purdue Boilermakers 67-65

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A loud, relentless crowd of 12,132 were in attendance for Senior Day at Carver Hawkeye Arena watching the Iowa Hawkeyes (11-19) shock the nation by upsetting the No. 6 Purdue Boilermakers (25-6), 67-65, in a Big Ten thriller.

Even with the potential to have a share of first place in the Big Ten on the line for Purdue, Jarryd Cole and the Hawkeyes were too much for Purdue to handle, as the Hawkeyes ended their imperfect regular season in style. This win also ended a seven-game win streak for the Boilermakers that included wins over Wisconsin and top-ranked Ohio State.

But, the most impressive part of the Hawkeye’s victory was how well the Hawkeyes played as a team today, with nine players on the squad having at least one basket and one rebound.

By Jonah Puls

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