Complete Coverage On The Spartans
Dan Conroy kicked a 47-yard field goal with 1:01 left, Le’Veon Bell ran for 145 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Michigan State rallied to beat Texas Christian 17-16 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday night.
Michigan State (7-6) labored through the first half before going on the longest touchdown drive in the school’s bowl history, a 90-yard march capped by freshman Connor Cook’s 15-yard TD pass to Aaron Burbridge in the third quarter. The Spartans recovered a muffed punt by TCU’s Skye Dawson at the 4-yard line midway through the fourth quarter and Bell scored two plays later by racing around left end for a 14-13 lead… (Michigan State Official Athletic Site)
Gary Harris shed the protective sleeve on his sprained left shoulder, then led Michigan State to a big comeback win.
Harris scored 14 of his career-high 20 points in the second half as the 19th-ranked Spartans beat Loyola of Chicago 73-61 on Saturday. Harris shot 7 for 11 from the field, including 5 for 7 on 3-pointers. (Michigan State Official Athletic Site)
Michigan State struggled with its shooting and taking care of the ball early, overshadowing its strong start on defense for coach Tom Izzo.
The 19th-ranked Spartans held Arkansas-Pine Bluff scoreless for almost the first 10 minutes of the game and went on to a 76-44 victory Wednesday night.
“Missing good shots and turning the ball over kind of made me not appreciate our defense,” Izzo said.
Garry Harris scored 13 points, Travis Trice had 12 and Branden Dawson added 10 to help the Spartans (7-2) win for the seventh time in eight games. (Michigan State Official Athletic Site)
Michigan State (6-6, 3-5 Big Ten) has accepted an invitation to play TCU (7-5, 4-5 Big 12) in the 24th-annual Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (formerly known as the Copper and Insight Bowl) on Saturday, Dec. 29 in Tempe, Ariz. The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl will be televised nationally by ESPN, with kickoff set for 10:15 p.m. EST. (Michigan State Official Athletic Site)
Michigan State (6-2) led 10-9 eight minutes into the game before outscoring the Colonels 27-4 during the rest of the opening half. Denzel Valentine had five points during the run.
“I just felt we had to bring some energy,” Valentine said. “I think we improved and it showed on the court.” (MSUSpartans.com)