2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
8-4, 9th in Big Ten
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Izzo: Spartans to return Thursday at Rutgers

Coach Tom Izzo says Michigan State (8-4, 2-4 Big Ten) is planning to play at Rutgers (8-6, 4-6) on Thursday night after postponing three straight games due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

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Izzo's son, MSU C positive; next 2 games ppd.

Michigan State says center Mady Sissoko and guard Steven Izzo have tested positive for COVID-19, and the Spartans' next two games, against Iowa and Indiana, have been postponed.

Marble powers in a pair of dunks for MSU (0:43)
Henry fakes out defense with turnaround bucket (0:17)
Gabe Brown with the dunk for MSU off the steal (0:18)

Happily Miserable Edition

Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing why they have no problem with the NCAA’s “Mask Madness,” the strength of the Big Ten, Iowa losing big games, their worry for Michigan State, Baylor and Gonzaga versus the field, and blue blood not flowing through the sport this year.

Carr, Robbins lead Minnesota to blowout win over Michigan State (1:50)
Reuvers' late run helps Wisconsin topple Michigan State (0:22)
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Northwestern stuns 'inept' No. 4 Michigan State

Boo Buie scored a career-high 30 points as Northwestern beat Michigan State for the first time in almost a decade, topping the No. 4 Spartans 79-65 on Sunday night.

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N'western's 79-65 win Sunday at home vs. #4 Mich. St. was its first vs. an AP top-5 team since NU stunned Magic Johnson's #4 Spartans 83-65, 1/27/79 in Evanston, during MSU's national title run (NU finished 2-16 & in last place in the Big Ten that season). Before Sun., MSU had won 12 straight, 16 of 17 & 28 of 30 vs. NU and, since 1984, when the series was tied at 33, MSU was 60-5 (including 1 win streak of 20) to take a 93-38 series lead. Tom Izzo was 38-4 vs NU & Chris Collins 0-11 vs. MSU.

Henry flushes one-handed jam for Michigan State (0:23)

Team Stats

Points Per Game76.0Tied-102nd
Rebounds Per Game38.677th
Assists Per Game19.26th
Points Allowed71.3

Tournament History

Final Fours10
Tournament Record69-32
Championship Seasons1979, 2000
Tournament Appearances33