Michigan State Spartans Basketball 2013-14 News and Updates
2/7/14 – Good news Spartans! After sitting out a full month, Adreian Payne (foot) was back on the court last night leading MSU to an 82-67 win over Penn State. The Spartans will be tested again however, as point guard Keith Appling is dealing with a sprained right wrist. The Spartans have played without a star Senior before, looking to their younger players to step up, but Michigan State just cannot get a break. Arguably the most dangerous team in the Country when their roster is healthy, Tom Izzo’s squad will look to recover by March and head into the Big Ten tournament at full strength. Support the Spartans on their road to the Final Four; with four games left in East Lansing, MSU fans can catch the action for $40 or less to every home matchup remaining.
1/3/14 - Michigan State boasts one of the best athletic departments in the nation: Spartans football crowned Big Ten champs and this year’s Rose Bowl game winners, while their basketball team is currently 2nd in the B1G, with a near-flawless 12-1 record thanks to "The Izzo Factor" heading deeper into conference play. Michigan State opened up their B1G season on New Years Eve with a win over Penn State, 79-63. At No. 5 in the nation, the Spartans are on their way to their eighth title banner, though the team is pretty banged up. Still, with Adreian Payne, Gary Harris and Matt Costello succumbing to sickness and injury this season, Michigan State nonetheless managed to remain in the top five in the nation. When these players get back to full form this year, the well rounded Spartans will be an overwhelming force for any opponent to grapple with. Michigan State Spartans tickets start at $43 when they host rivals
, the Ohio State Buckeyes on January 7. Gear up for the ultimate B1G pandemonium as the Spartans plan to score their school another victory banner this year!
Michigan State Spartans Basketball 2013-14 Season
Championship-caliber ball is expected from Michigan State, who has been led for nearly two decades by coach Tom Izzo, the four time national coach of the year that has brought the Spartans to the NCAA Tournament
16 consecutive times. Last year, Michigan’s post season run was cut short by Duke
in the Sweet 16, but this year, the squad is poised to enter the Final 4
with all but one of their stellar players returning. In fact, during Izzo’s tenure,
… moreevery senior year player has made it into the Final 4 at least once.
MSU will start what is expected to be a tough schedule on Nov 8 when they host McNeese State at the Breslin Events Center. They will move onto the Champions Classic versus Kentucky (Nov 12) and the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic beginning Nov 15. On December 4, MSU will host No. 12 North Carolina at Breslin Events Center in one of the top non-conference games this season. The Spartan’s Big Ten conference games kick off on December 31 at Penn State and closes March 9 at Ohio State. They will play 7 Big Ten teams twice, and once against Nebraska, Minnesota, Purdue and Wisconsin.
The #2 ranked team of preseason (Coaches Poll) features Gary Harris, premier shooter in the nation, and Keith Appling, defensive star—a duo that produce an impressive 26 points a game. Senior Adreian Payne, possible player of the year recipient, will bring the heat with immensely athletic Branden Dawson at his side. The Spartans also boast a talented bench, averaging 15 points per game last season that is sure to give even more this time around.