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2018 Schedule
9-1, 1st in Big Ten
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Villanova atop AP poll after tumultuous week

Villanova is the new No. 1 in the AP Top 25, hopping over Michigan State, while Arizona State made a big leap after a tumultuous week in which half of the top 10 lost.

Bridges leads Michigan State past Southern Utah (0:36)
Ward finishes amazing Superman-esque shot (0:31)
Jackson Jr. rejects Southern Utah (0:19)
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Jaren Jackson Jr. toughens up his game at Michigan State

Michigan State freshman Jaren Jackson Jr. has been proving that he is physical enough to compete in the Big Ten, and now he's making a case for a spot in the top 10 in next year's NBA draft.

Michigan State defeats Rutgers by 10 (1:04)
Jackson Jr. dunks it after offensive rebound (0:17)
Jackson Jr. slams down the put-back dunk (0:18)
Mensah's nice pass leads to Omoruyi layup (0:21)
MSU turns block into Bridges 3-pointer (0:17)
Michigan State cruises past Nebraska (0:53)
Bridges throws down emphatic slam (0:23)
No. 3 Michigan State breezes past No. 5 Notre Dame (1:39)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Brey says he doesn't want a home-and-home series with Michigan State. "Ain't happening." Says they already have two Big Ten games every year, doesn't want a third.


No. 3 Michigan State beats No. 5 Notre Dame 81-63

Joshua Langford scored 12 of his 17 points in the first half to help No. 3 Michigan State take a huge lead it was able to restore in the second half against No. 5 Notre Dame in an 81-63 victory Thursday night.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

FINAL: Michigan State 81, Notre Dame 63. Outstanding performance for the Spartans. Miles Bridges may be Michigan State's All-American and lottery pick, but he's getting plenty of help. Josh Langford finished with 17, while Cassius Winston had 17 points and seven assists.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Cassius Winston has been terrific tonight. Per @ESPNStatsInfo, he's scored or assisted on 42 percent of Michigan State's offense. He and Tum Tum Nairn have combined for 12 assists and four turnovers.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame is in a scoring drought: just one field goal since the 13:09 mark of the second half. But they're staying within reach of Michigan State by preventing fast-break buckets in the second half. Spartans haven't scored a transition points since 7:15 mark of the first half.

Team Stats

Points Per Game80.285th
Rebounds Per Game43.77th
Assists Per Game18.810th
Points Allowed61.313th

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Tournament History

Final Fours9
Tournament Record63-29
Championship Seasons1979, 2000
Tournament Appearances30