No. 3 Spartans Face Tough Week 2 ChallengeMemphis and Michigan State face tough matchups amid difficult off-court situations to headline college basketball's second week.
Izzo And Spartans Try To Stay Focused Amidst TragedyThe Spartans (1-1) regrouped from an opening-night loss to Kentucky that knocked them from No. 1 by beating Binghamton, though that win came after the team learned Winston's brother had died Saturday after being struck by a train.
Spartans Winston Mourns Brothers DeathScott Kipp, Albion's Chief of Public Safety, confirmed Sunday that Zachary Winston died after being hit by a westbound train in Albion. Zachary Winston, of Detroit, played basketball at Albion College.
Nick Ward Gone, Cassius Winston Stays With Spartans"It will always be my goal to play in the NBA, but that's a dream that can wait a year," Winston said Friday.
Cassius Winston Finalist For Wooden Player Of The Year AwardMichigan State Spartan Cassius Winston, Duke teammates RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson are among the 10 players named to the John R. Wooden Award All American team, representing the top vote-getters to earn college basketball's player of the year honor.
All-American Honors For Spartans Cassius Winston"I didn't really picture myself in that position at the beginning of this year," Winston said Tuesday . "It's a year full of blessings, for sure."
MSU Makes A Point With Win Over BuckeyesWith their sights set on a sixth conference tournament title and a deep NCAA run, the Spartans (26-6) pulled away in the second half for their third win over the Buckeyes (19-14) this season. They will meet the Nebraska-Wisconsin winner in the semifinals on Saturday.
Cassius Winston: NCAA Tournament Player To WatchCassius Winston, Michigan State's talented point guard, could lead his Spartans deep into the Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments.
Cassius Winston Could Bring Home Big Ten Top Honor"I never thought he could become what he is becoming," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. "And, I still think he still has a big ceiling of where he can get. He has changed his body a lot."
State Drops Third In A Row"Michigan State is a great team, and Tom is a great coach," Underwood said. "They're everything I want to be."
The Spartans Take Care Of Grizzlies Behind Winston's 26Oakland coach Greg Kampe has been on the sideline for more than 1,000 games over three-plus decades.