The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.
Gary Harris scored 25 points, Adreian Payne added 23 and No. 13 Michigan State hit a school-record 17 3-pointers in a 94-79 victory over Purdue on Thursday night.
Gary Harris scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, helping No. 3 Michigan State beat Indiana 71-66 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten.
Gary Harris scored 14 points and No. 4 Michigan State beat Northwestern 54-40 on Wednesday night for its ninth straight win.
J.P. Tokoto had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 1 Michigan State 79-65 Wednesday night, giving the Tar Heels another impressive victory in their inconsistent season.
“He’s probably at an 80 percent level, but we need him at 100 percent level,” Izzo said.
SI ranks the Spartans third in the country and the Wolverines seventh. The teams face off Jan. 25 and Feb. 23.
Michigan State’s hopes to contend for a Big Ten title next season got a boost Thursday when Gary Harris announced he’s coming back for his sophomore season.
Right in the middle of the Walk of Fame at Hamilton Southeastern High School — not far from the championship honors for mock trials, swimming and girl’s golf — are two 8-by-13-inch photos.
Michigan point guard Trey Burke has been named Big Ten player of the year by both a media panel and league coaches.