IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After two losses by a combined five points, the Hawkeyes knew they were close to a breakthrough, and on Saturday Iowa finally put together a complete game, throttling Michigan State 49-7.
The No. 10 Michigan State men's basketball team spoke to the media prior to Tuesday night's matchup against No. 1 Kansas at the Champions Classic in Indianapolis, IN inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse. No. 4 Duke will play No. 2 Kentucky directly after the Spartans and Jayhawks duel. This will be the season-opener for the Spartans, who are looking to rebound from an early exit in last year's NCAA Tournament.
On a night when Matt McQuaid scored 12 points and made the decisive 3-pointer with 68 seconds left, Michigan State again matched the school's single-game record with 13 blocked shots to hold off the hard-charging Hoosiers 63-60.