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
Aimee Teegarden was quite the rebel against her parents coach Erik Taylor and Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights. During his MSU career, it looked like Delvon Roe was sometimes going against what coach Tom Izzo had to say on the Spartans bench. If you followed Michigan State Spartans basketball in recent years, you might have noticed a certain Shakespearean acting clip playing … [Read more...] about Former MSU Spartan Delvon Roe starred with Aimee Teegarden in film
Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo, an eight-time national Coach of the Year and the longest-tenured Big Ten men's basketball coach ever, will be honored at the 2013 College Basketball Awards April 15 in Oklahoma City as the recipient of the Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award. Izzo, who has spent nearly two decades as the head coach at Michigan State and has led his team … [Read more...] about Michigan State’s Tom Izzo wins humanitarian award
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
Michigan State has reached the sweet sixteen in 10 of the last 15 years. Tom Izzo is Mr. March as every player he's recruited that has stayed in East Lansing all four years has reached at least one Final Four. Remember that whenever you fill out your brackets in future years. The Big Ten is 9-2 in the tourney so far and comprises one fourth of the sweet sixteen. Purdue was … [Read more...] about #1 Michigan St. vs. #4 Louisville: everything you need to know
During their 2000 national title run, Michigan State trailed in their second round game to Utah during the second half. At halftime, MSU led Saint Louis University just 26-21, as SLU shot 5 of 21 from the field, 2 of 11 from three, yet were only down five. SLU even cut the deficit to two inside three minutes to go in the second half. Michigan State made the runs required to … [Read more...] about Michigan State advances to sweet 16 in ugly fashion!
It's the league with the nation's best RPI and SoS; therefore the Big Ten is the nation's "toughest conference." And therefore the team which look the league title is toughest of the tough. "Built Ford Tough" like they say in nearby Detroit. The #5 Michigan State Spartans lost a chance to win the outright Big Ten title on a jumper by Ohio State's Will Buford with 0.8 seconds … [Read more...] about Michigan State: toughest team wins nation’s toughest conference