Welcome to the post season folks!
The loss was the sixth to a Big Ten foe by single digits. But, through all that turmoil, we now have a final ranking to fill out the tournament bracket. This is the mental toughness part of it, the inexperience part of it, that we have to go through. The Spartans have learned how to play together better, and the freshmen have grown into their roles over the last couple months.
Another Spartans freshman, guard Joshua Langford, added 13 points and sophomore guard Matt McQuaid chipped in nine.
Obviously, Izzo specializes in getting teams to succeed in the postseason, and there shouldn’t be anything to suggest that this extremely talented, albeit young as all get out, Spartan roster won’t make a run.
Michigan State has been a scary team at the betting window.
Michigan State played immediately after Michigan beat IL, less than a day after the Wolverines were involved in a plane crash that delated their arrival until Thursday morning. This victor will take on Northwestern at 7:55 pm.
Penn State outlasted Nebraska, 76-67, in overtime, but the irony of the meeting of conference blue bloods was not lost on just her.
Wednesday, Pat Chambers’ squad emerged victorious on a tough shooting night for both sides.
“We came down, we executed pretty well, we made some good plays”, Spartans freshman point guard Cassius Winston said.
“But we’re going to learn from all these experiences”. Penn State got sick/injured and finished with a 6-12 conference record.
The two teams met at Madison Square Garden in NY, N.Y., last season as part of the Big Ten Super Saturday doubleheader with men’s basketball.
Defense helped the Spartans bowl over the Nittany Lions in round two, but Minnesota has the best field goal defense in the Big Ten setting up what could be a defensive battle. They could very well be 2-2 right now depending on how some baskets went at the end of those games. Bridges mirrored Ward’s statistics with 15 points and nine rebounds. The Lions gave the Huskers a shot at the win with a turnover with a couple seconds left, but Watson’s hevae was off the mark, sending the game to overtime.
The Verizon Center, home of the Georgetown Hoyas, Washington Capitals, and Washington Bullets, plays host to the Big Ten for some reason, as our beloved Midwestern teams head to the banks of the Potomac to see where Columbus sailed the ocean blue or Washington surprised the Hessians or something. And the Nittany Lions are looking forward to the challenge. The forward kept the Spartans’ momentum going with aggressive dunks and commanding rebounds. The Lions have got to stop Jordy Tshimanga on the inside this time around and force Nebraska to take more jump shots. He will take full advantage of any misstep. If the Spartans were to lose to PSU, they’d fall from around #10 seed line to #11 or #12 territory.