Season Preview: Michigan State Spartans Men’s Basketball

College basketball is finally back, and the Michigan State Spartans will get their long-awaited opportunity to wash last year’s first round NCAA Tournament upset against No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State University out of their mouths. There is just as many questions as there is optimism surrounding the Spartans in 2016-17. They lost a lot, … Read more

Former Spartan Bryn Forbes to play for Spurs in NBA Summer League

In less than 24 hours, the four draft-hopeful Michigan State Spartans hoping to hear their name called by NBA commissioner Adam Silver have all found themselves a home, some temporary more than others, to begin their professional playing career. On Draft night, it was Denzel Valentine and Deyonta Davis getting the phone call and earning almost-guaranteed roster spots … Read more

Spartan seniors to take part in college All-Star festivities this week

While it is not the preferred path to Houston for the Michigan State Spartans, the senior trio of Denzel Valentine, Bryn Forbes, and Matt Costello will be down in Clutch City participating in All-Star events. Costello will being one of 20 Division-I basketball players taking the floor in the Reese’s College All-Star Game at NRG Stadium in Houston on … Read more

Michigan State holds off Purdue to win Big Ten Tournament

After squeaking by Maryland in the Big Ten semifinals, the Michigan State Spartans met with the Purdue Boilermakers in the championship game with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament on the line for MSU. Purdue won the only meeting between the Big Ten powers earlier in the season at West Lafayette, 82-81 in overtime. On … Read more

Like Mateen Cleaves, Denzel Valentine makes national championship guarantee on senior day

16 years ago Michigan State legend Mateen Cleaves guaranteed a national championship following a win over rival Michigan on Senior Day. This year, senior guard Denzel Valentine followed in Cleaves’ footsteps with a guarantee of his own after the Spartans dominating 91-76 victory over Ohio State. Cleaves was able to make good on his guarantee … Read more

WATCH: Michigan State seniors kiss the floor after final win at Breslin

On Saturday, Michigan State played their final home game of the season which also meant that it was Senior Day at Breslin Center. During the final moments of the game, the MSU seniors took a moment to walk to midcourt and to kiss the logo. The order was Matt Costello, Bryn Forbes, Colby Wollenman, and … Read more

Seniors shine as Spartans roll Buckeyes in season finale, 91-76

On Saturday, four seniors for the Michigan State Spartans were honored prior to their game against the Ohio State Buckeyes – guards and former high school teammates Denzel Valentine and Bryn Forbes, and forwards Matt Costello and Colby Wollenman. All four were in the starting lineup and chipped in for a 91-76 victory over the Buckeyes to close out the regular … Read more

Special senior class prepares for final game at Breslin

On Saturday, four seniors for the Michigan State Spartans will play their final game at the Breslin Center as they host the Ohio State Buckeyes. Michigan State is seeking a school-record 26th regular season win and possibly a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Much of that can be attributed to three outstanding seniors who … Read more

FLASHBACK: Former Michigan State guard Bryn Forbes makes record 11 triples vs. Rutgers

With college basketball getting back underway this past weekend and a colossal showdown between Michigan State and Duke looming later this evening (7 p.m. ET on ESPN), we want to throw it back to one of the more prolific performances by a former MSU Spartan in recent years. Then ranked No. 2 in the country, … Read more

Spartans blast Rutgers in Piscataway, 97-66

With the Indiana Hoosiers wrapping up the Big Ten regular season title on Tuesday, the goal for the Michigan State Spartans can continue playing for a double-bye in the Big Ten tournament. On Wednesday, they played the lonely, winless Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The Knights hung around the MSU for one half but an offensive explosion in the second … Read more

Forbes, Spartans pull away from Buckeyes on the road, 81-62

Coming into Tuesday’s tilt with the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Michigan State Spartans have won six of their last seven games after dropping three straight and seemingly raising the eyebrows of many around the country. At least on paper, the level of competition has dropped off a bit for MSU’s final four games of the regular … Read more

Spartans cruise past Badgers for 69-57 victory

The stakes were high Thursday night at the Breslin Center with Wisconsin riding a 7-game winning streak, which included a 77-76 victory over Michigan State back on Jan. 17. While the Spartans were coming off a rather impressive 88-69 win over Indiana on Sunday and had won 5 of their last 6 games. Michigan State … Read more

Forbes, Spartans cruise past Wolverines in Ann Arbor, 89-73

The Michigan State Spartans headed into their lone matchup with rivals in Ann Arbor having won back-to-back games by over 30 points and on a three-game winning streak overall. Meanwhile, the Michigan Wolverines, who had a bad taste in their mouth from a poor performance at home against Indiana on Tuesday, were given another opportunity to prove … Read more

Spartans tie school record with 17 3’s in rout of Rutgers, 96-62

The Michigan State Spartans returned home to the Breslin Center on Sunday, welcoming in a Rutgers Scarlet Knights team that is ‘0fer’ in the Big Ten this season and just 2-24 since joining the league last year. Not only do they steamroll their competition, they cover the spread set by Vegas (MSU -28), defeating the Knights, 96-62. … Read more

‘Mean Green’ Spartans snap losing skid with a 74-65 victory over the Terps

On the verge of their longest losing streak at home in nearly 20 years, the Michigan State Spartans welcomed the Maryland Terrapins into the Breslin Center. It was also the first installment for ESPN’s College Gameday this season. A tightly-contested game for all 40 minutes, the Spartans were able to hang on and end their three-game skid … Read more

Wisconsin scores late to shock the Spartans in Madison

The No. 4 Michigan State Spartans headed into Madison on Sunday to face the Wisconsin Badgers, hoping to quickly forget about that ugly home loss on Thursday at the hands on the Iowa Hawkeyes. In what was a tightly-contested game for all 40 minutes, the Badgers were able to hand MSU their second loss this week, thanks to … Read more