Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo spoke to a large gathering on students on campus Wednesday night after Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year-old superfan, died after a long fight with cancer. Lacey captured the attention of fans around the country after her story of battling cancer and befriend Michigan State forward Adreian Payne spread during […]
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As America’s college basketball fan base awoke this morning, it caught glimpses of Iowa’s basketball program — on televisions, laptop screens and the sports page of the nation’s largest newspaper. None of what they saw was good. Forget the result of Iowa’s 86-76 loss at Michigan State, one of the toughest places in the country to […]
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State’s mastery of Iowa continued Thursday at the Breslin Center. The 22nd-ranked Spartans started the second half on a 9-0 run to reverse momentum, resorted to a more determined and physical style of play on defense, and beat No. 24 Iowa for the 18th consecutive time at home, 86-76. It was […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. — As Jess Settles walked through the Carver-Hawkeye Arena tunnel moments after Michigan State defied logic and basic math to stop Iowa, he simply shook his head. The Spartans, dinged up like a stock car swapping paint with lapped traffic all race long, found a way to do it again. No Adreian […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. — It was an opportunity to take a step up the Big Ten basketball ladder, on a national stage. But No. 15 Iowa came up a step short. Or a missed free throw. Or a rebound. Or a 50-50 ball. “Toughness statistics,” Iowa forward Aaron White said after a 71-69 overtime loss to […]
Iowa point guard Mike Gesell talks about Tuesday’s game with Michigan State.
IOWA CITY, Ia. — Michigan State is the gold standard when it comes to Big Ten basketball. “If you’re going to win a championship in this league, you’ve got to go through Michigan State,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “That’s the standard Tom (Izzo) has set. We hope to get to that point where we can […]
Michigan State star forward Adreian Payne is doubtful for Tuesday’s Big Ten basketball game at Iowa, coach Tom Izzo said today. Payne, who is averaging 16.2 points and 7.7 rebounds, has missed the last four games with a sprained foot. “I don’t know if it’s a couple of weeks, but he’s day-to-day,” Izzo said. “He […]
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery talks about what he’s preparing for when facing Michigan State in Iowa City Tuesday night.
Chris Street’s spirit lives in an upstairs bedroom of his parents’ rural Milo home. His black-and-gold basketball shoes are there. So is the stool that once sat in front of his Carver-Hawkeye Arena locker. There are plaques, portraits, his personalized HAWK 40 vanity license plate. The room radiates with photographs of Street flashing his trademark […]