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

Former Spartan Matt Costello signs with Atlanta Hawks

Heading into the NBA Draft on Thursday, the Michigan State Spartans and head coach Tom Izzo had four draft-hopeful players anticipating to see if their name would be called by one of 30 NBA teams. However, only two – AP Player of the Year Denzel Valentine and one-and-done freshman Deyonta Davis – were drafted. That left guys like Matt Costello … Read more

Pistons bring in MSU’s Costello, among others for predraft workouts

While Tuesday’s pre-draft workouts included Indiana’s all-time assists leader and Tobias Harris’ younger brother, the Detroit Pistons’ pre-draft observations actually kicked off last Thursday, when the team brought in six second-round prospects, including a former Spartan. Barely three weeks ahead of the June 23 draft, here’s a breakdown of Detroit’s first batch of invitees (the Pistons hold the 18th and … 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

Hot-shooting Raiders stun MSU, oust Spartans in first round

Michigan State’s quest for another Final Four and their first national championship since 2000 began on Friday in the bottom portion of the Midwest Region against (15) Middle Tennessee State. Unfortunately, the Spartans found themselves in a huge hole, down 17-2 to open the game, and were unable to climb out of it and fall … 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

Denzel Valentine’s Day helps Spartans roll past Indiana, 88-69

One year ago on Valentine’s Day, then-junior Denzel Valentine broke the hearts of Ohio State fans with a 3-pointer at the buzzer to down the Buckeyes. A year later, Valentine and the No. 8 Michigan State Spartans were back home, this time welcoming in the Big Ten leading yet unranked Indiana Hoosiers. Same day, just a different year, Valentine … Read more

Spartans rally, but late Valentine foul gives Purdue 82-81 OT victory

Riding the wave of four straight double digit victories, Michigan State came into a hostile environment Tuesday night in West Lafayette. While Purdue was aiming to bounce back from a 72-61 road loss to No. 2 Maryland last Saturday. After trailing by as many as 18 in the first half, largely due to poor shooting, … 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