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MSU at Michigan Game Thread
February 7th, 2017 by Kindle

Michigan State basketball vs. Michigan:  Game time, TV channel and how to watch online

None of MSU’s current starting five have seen a defeat at the hands of the Wolverines, a streak that can continue until next season as the Spartans (14-9, 6-4 Big Ten) gear up to take on U-M (14-9, 4-6 Big Ten) Tuesday night. The State News tells us it has been 1,081 days since the last time the University of Michigan Wolverines defeated MSU.

None of MSU’s current starting five have seen a defeat at the hands of the Wolverines, a streak that can continue until next season as the Spartans (14-9, 6-4 Big Ten) gear up to take on U-M (14-9, 4-6 Big Ten) Tuesday night. The State News tells us it has been 1,081 days since the last time the University of Michigan Wolverines defeated MSU.

Time & TV: 9 p.m. ET tip-off–ESPN

RADIO: For Michigan State: The game can be heard on radio over the 38-affiliate Spartan Sports Network, including flagship stations WMMQ-FM (94.9)/WJIM-AM (1240) in Lansing and WJR-AM (760) in Detroit.

It can also be heard on Sirius/XM Channel 84.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 7

Location: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor.

The line: Michigan is favored by 4 points.

Broadcasters:  Dan Shulman will handle play-by-play for ESPN with analyst Dan Dakich and reporter Molly McGrath. Will Tieman will call play-by-play with analyst Matt Steigenga on the Spartan Sports Network. Matt Shepard will handle the play-by-play duties with analyst Terry Mills on the U-M Radio Network.

In the last 2 games MSU has seemingly righted the ship, as the team had eight double-figure scorers in beating Michigan and Nebraska. Freshman point guard Cassius Winston has scored 26 points with 7 assists.

Each of U-M’s starting five are shooting north of 40 percent from field goal range and the Wolverines come in leading the country in fewest turnovers per game and are also shooting a conference-best 79.0 percent from the free-throw line.

Full article HERE

Go green!


40 Responses  
  • ATLSpartan writes:
    February 7th, 20172:47 pmat

    I hope the team we saw at Nebraska shows up tonight. We have two winnable games at home coming up which would give them a 5 game win streak and some much needed confidence.

    • GoSt8Go writes:
      February 7th, 20175:55 pmat

      one game at a time, please, one game at a time….

  • 89 Chemistry writes:
    February 7th, 20174:24 pmat

    Foul disparity; turnover disparity (will be tough for MSU to break even); and Spartan perimeter D are my biggest concerns. Long-range Gulo shots just seem to do nothing but go in when they are at home.

    My hunch for this game has been Gulos by two ever since the last meeting. That would be good enough for me to feel confident about a 10-8 B1G record. A two-possession Spartan win (or more) will put 12-6 in not-so-pipe-dreamy play, I think.

  • 89 Chemistry writes:
    February 7th, 20174:33 pmat
  • Ben Green writes:
    February 7th, 20175:19 pmat

    I am not at all confident of a win at Crisler. The 8 point win over um at Breslin when the Spartans shot over 52% on field goals, over 45% from the 3, and 74% from the line while holding the gulos to 34% overall and 27% from the 3 was not a blowout as those stats would imply and would be a tall order to come close to duplicating on the road. That being said a much needed win would be spectacular. Go Green!

  • JerseyJohn writes:
    February 7th, 20175:49 pmat

    very simple. tonight we want ted valentine. his specialty is screwing the home team. as for the announcers, we get to hear dakich, whose son plays for or played at SCum.

    • 79 Spartan writes:
      February 7th, 20175:58 pmat

      1. Careful what you wish for…
      2. I wi” be watching without sound. he grates on me.
      3. SCum hasn’t played well lately and usually teams just can’t turn it on and off, ergo, I predict a Spartan’s Will type win.
      4. Supposedly not a sell out either, so maybe more than a few Spartan faithful will be in attendance.

      GO GREEN !!!

      • Kindle writes:
        February 7th, 20176:43 pmat

        Here’s a tweet that seems to suggest there was/is a chance for Spartans to get seats.

        David Harns Retweeted
        KV ‏@Kyle__V 6h6 hours ago
        @Graham_Couch @isportsDave I bought lower bowl 11th row on the free throw line for peanuts on stub-hub. Plenty of Spartans will invade.

        • 79 Spartan writes:
          February 7th, 20177:01 pmat

          Good to see. I’d be there if I could be, for sure.

          • Kindle writes:
            February 7th, 20177:19 pmat

            Graham Couch ‏@Graham_Couch 7m7 minutes ago

            Judging by the noise, this place is at least one-third MSU fans.

  • Kindle writes:
    February 7th, 20177:04 pmat

    MSU will start Nairn, Harris, Langford, Bridges and returns Nick Ward to the lineup after coming off the bench against Nebraska.

    Michigan starters: Walton, Irvin, Abdur-Rahkman, Wilson, Wagner.

    JJ gets his wish~~~~
    Matt Charboneau ‏@mattcharboneau 23m23 minutes ago
    Tonight’s officials for MSU-UM — Gene Steratore, Ted Valentine, John Gaffney

    • JerseyJohn writes:
      February 7th, 20177:51 pmat

      even TV ted can’t save this team, game is over.

  • Kindle writes:
    February 7th, 20177:24 pmat

    Oh man!
    3 shot clock violations in the first 9 minutes?!

  • JerseyJohn writes:
    February 7th, 20177:58 pmat

    two games against SCum and two technicals against ward for taking cheap shots against same player. he is a thug.

  • Kindle writes:
    February 7th, 20178:01 pmat

    Kevin Goheen ‏@CincyGoGo 5m5 minutes ago
    Wagner and Ward got double Ts in first game. Ward picks up tech tonight after review.

    Chris Solari ‏@chrissolari 6m6 minutes ago
    Technical on Nick Ward. That’s a tough call in my opinion to gauge intent on that. Appeared he was looking down.

    (Looked like tripping to me. Ward is not that clumsy.)

    The Only Colors ‏@TheOnlyColors
    I know Izzo is a HOFer and all but some of these line-up changes have been head scratchers.

    Matt Hoeppner ‏@matthoeppner 19m19 minutes ago

    This is pretty much par for the course for MSU on the road this year. They have been pretty much awful in first half of every road B1G game.

    Matt Hoeppner ‏@matthoeppner 8m8 minutes ago
    Say what you want about the bad half court offense, and it’s bad, but the defense is worse.

    Matt Charboneau ‏@mattcharboneau 10m10 minutes ago
    Appears the only thing in doubt at this point is the final score … and it’s not yet halftime

    Matt Hoeppner ‏@matthoeppner 5m5 minutes ago
    It’s completely inexcusable for them to be this out of sorts in a rivalry game after having the weekend off. Pathetic.

    Matt Charboneau ‏@mattcharboneau 5m5 minutes ago
    To give up that drive and kick with what, 5 seconds, was pure lack of defensive effort

    Matt Charboneau ‏@mattcharboneau 6m6 minutes ago
    Was gonna say MSU hasn’t been this outclassed since Kentucky … not even sure that was this bad

    Matt Charboneau ‏@mattcharboneau 33m33 minutes ago
    Cassius Winston defensively is a significant liability for MSU so far

    Matt Hoeppner ‏@matthoeppner 3m3 minutes ago
    That is the most pathetic half of basketball I’ve seen MSU play. An absolute embarrassment. Play the walk-ons.

    Matt Hoeppner Retweeted
    Larrold
    ‏@Larry_Boa 7m7 minutes ago
    I am not joking. Start the 2nd half with the last 5 guys on the bench.

    Matt Hoeppner ‏@matthoeppner 2m2 minutes ago
    All those pictures of empty seats at Crisler and it was the Spartans who really didn’t bother to show up.

    David Harns ‏@isportsDave 6m6 minutes ago
    Hard to judge intent, of course. And it won’t make me popular in East Lansing… but I think Nick Ward knew exactly what he was doing there. (On the trip of Wagner).

    Matt Charboneau ‏@mattcharboneau 8m8 minutes ago
    Not surprisingly, the 55 points allowed are the most MSU has allowed in a half this season. Gave up 45 to Purdue & Northeastern

    Chris Solari ‏@chrissolari 12m12 minutes ago
    HALFTIME: Michigan 55, MSU 29. Duncan Robinson with another 3-pointer at the buzzer. Wolverines 8 for 11 from beyond the arc.

  • Kindle writes:
    February 7th, 20178:12 pmat

    4 shot clock violations. (Seemed like more that that).

    12 turnovers.

    Losing by 26 points at the half.

    All this after plenty of rest.

    Coming out of the locker room with no energy only to go down by 30 points one minute into the 2nd half.

  • Kindle writes:
    February 7th, 20178:16 pmat

    Worst defeat ever was supposedly by 29. Could that be in jeopardy?

  • 79 Spartan writes:
    February 7th, 20178:17 pmat

    That first half was beyond horrible on so many levels.

  • Kindle writes:
    February 7th, 20178:18 pmat

    Chris Solari ‏@chrissolari 6m6 minutes ago
    Miles Bridges grabbed his first rebound 22 minutes into the game.

    Chris Solari ‏@chrissolari 4m4 minutes ago
    Bridges with his second offensive foul, flings the ball back at the ref in frustration after being called for pushing off Zak Irvin.

  • JerseyJohn writes:
    February 7th, 20178:31 pmat

    baseline defense has been non existent all year, that’s all on the coaches, or in stepehns’ case, supposed coaches.

  • Kindle writes:
    February 7th, 20178:35 pmat

    Half way through the 2nd half now—

    GreenandWhite.com
    MSU is shooting 54.3% for the game. Spartans’ 17 turnovers have turned into 26 Michigan points, which is the difference here.

  • Kindle writes:
    February 7th, 20178:50 pmat

    2:03 left now and M is up by 27. I’m calling it for M.

  • Kindle writes:
    February 7th, 20178:51 pmat

    Delvon Roe ‏@DelvonRoe10 43m43 minutes ago
    O. M. G. Just came home and saw the score. Never have I EVER seen something like this in my 27 years of living lol #Embarrassing #GoGreen

  • Kindle writes:
    February 7th, 20178:52 pmat

    42 seconds to go–official garbage time.

    Chris Solari ‏@chrissolari 2m2 minutes ago
    “Little Brother” chant has erupted with the few remaining fans inside Crisler Center.

    • Kindle writes:
      February 7th, 20178:56 pmat

      The way MSU played tonight they deserved to hear that chant. I hope they remember it.

  • 79 Spartan writes:
    February 7th, 20178:56 pmat

    Whoop ding!

  • JerseyJohn writes:
    February 7th, 20178:58 pmat

    a soft team with absolutely no heart and totally lacking in concentration and basic fundamentals. a colossal failure from the coaching staff to the last player on the bench.

  • Kindle writes:
    February 7th, 20179:03 pmat

    Matt Charboneau @mattcharboneau
    Game ends on turnover No. 21

    Chris Solari ‏@chrissolari 6m6 minutes ago
    FINAL: Michigan 86, MSU 57. Equals Tom Izzo’s worst loss to the Wolverines (Feb. 27, 1996).

  • JustABum writes:
    February 8th, 20173:11 amat

    21 Turnovers last night and a conference high 14.5 per game TOs. What caused the TO’s carelessness or defensive pressure.

    If it was defensive pressure, I am inclined to say: what do you expect? The four shot clock violations lead me to believe MSU running a similar half court offense for two decades requires perfect execution….but by freshman… on the road . That explains the road loses and inconsistency to a degree, Perhaps, something needs to CHANGE?

    • JerseyJohn writes:
      February 8th, 20179:13 amat

      not only are they freshman, but contrary to the hype they came in with, they’re not as good as advertised. there are good freshman throughout he country. remember, these guys were outplayed by penn state’s freshman. the hometown media builds these guys way up before they even enter college. very few can live up to these lofty expectations.

  • Ben Green writes:
    February 8th, 201710:58 amat

    Ugly! Awful! Embarrassing! Inexcusable!

  • 89 Chemistry writes:
    February 8th, 20174:21 pmat

    First tuned in to the game via radio late in the first half. Kept thinking I was mishearing the score as the points kept growing (for the Gulos).

    According to ESPN Stats & Info, those 30 points allowed off of turnovers is the most by a Spartan team in five years.

    That previous 29-point loss to the Gulos cited by Kindle was during Izzo’s first year. That Spartan team, in the NIT, beat Washington at home before losing at Fresno State. It finished the year 16-16 (9-9).

    In light of the magnitude of this loss it will be interesting to see, if MSU struggles on Saturday or on Tuesday, whether the home crowd registers any discontent.

    • JustABum writes:
      February 9th, 20179:44 amat

      The margin of this defeat is Interesting and ironic. MSU is slipping into oblivion in B1G hoops. A .500 record is more than likely as was TI’s first season coaching at MSU. Wisconsin has kicked our butts since Bo Ryan came and left and Maryland is also a better program then MSU. Purdue would probably be a better program than MSU without Matt Painter… Something has to change: the ridiculous scheduling, the beating down of freshman talent to confirm to TI’s all man to man defense and no zone, and the lack of quality bigs coming and producing for more than one season at MSU.

      The record of every MSU player under Izzo sees a final four is gone and soon to be forgotten.

      • 89 Chemistry writes:
        February 9th, 20175:53 pmat

        Izzo said a month or two ago that he would never combine as brutal a slate of early-season games with as brisk & exhausting a pace of traveling (miles). Losing two bigs for an entire season is also, I think, both anomalous and beyond Izzo’s control.

        Let us see if MSU loses its next game before predicting something like 16-16.

  • Ben Green writes:
    February 9th, 20175:22 pmat

    And on another dreary subject…

    The Red Wings’ Empire Is Crumbling (This elaborates on Metrics to explain why)

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-red-wings-empire-is-crumbling/

  • JerseyJohn writes:
    February 9th, 20175:53 pmat

    more thuggery alleged against MSU football players. if the allegation against Demetrious cooper is true, he better be shipped back to Chicago or I will not attend one game next season. dantonio may be losing control of these punks.

  • 89 Chemistry writes:
    February 9th, 20175:55 pmat

    * MSU’s Green and White Game comes a few weeks early this year: April 1 @ 3 PM.

    * The MSU women are currently trying to win 4 straight on BTN; they were leading IA 33-30 @ halftime.

  • BostonSpartan writes:
    February 9th, 20176:58 pmat

    Aaaaand, some more bad/embarrassing news for MSU:

    http://statenews.com/article/2017/02/john-t-madden-sexual-harassment

    • JerseyJohn writes:
      February 9th, 20177:25 pmat

      well he got one thing right, he is a creep.

  • JerseyJohn writes:
    February 9th, 20177:21 pmat

    izzo should take his team and make them watch tori jankoska’s every move in every game. if even one of his players had her grit and determination, he wouldn’t have to coach much. the problem is, not one of his current players come close to matching her.


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