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Spartans looking to bounce back at Ohio State, hockey falls short of sweep

Michigan State will be trying to rebound from the loss to Indiana when it travels to face No. 18 Ohio State at 4 p.m. today. (CBS)

The Spartans won the earlier meeting between the teams at Breslin Center, 59-56 on Jan. 19. Each of the past three meetings between the teams have been decided by four points or less.

Adreian Payne is coming off a strong performance against Indiana and he always seems to perform well against the Buckeyes. He will be key against Ohio State standout Deshaun Thomas, the Big Ten’s leading scorer.

And there’s also a piece that takes a look at Payne the student.

Graham Couch also has the tipoff with today’s matchups and also has a column explaining how crucial Keith Appling is to the Spartans’ success.

What are your predictions for today’s game?

***The MSU hockey team was unable to earn a season sweep, falling to Alaska 4-2 late Saturday night. The Spartans tied the game 2 late in the third period. Alaska struck on the power play late and then added an empty-net score to earn the win.

Will Yanakeff stopped 39 shots in the loss.

The loss leaves the Spartans in last place in the CCHA and four points behind Northern Michigan entering the final week of the regular season. MSU will conclude the regular season with two games against second-place Western Michigan.

 

 

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3 Responses to Spartans looking to bounce back at Ohio State, hockey falls short of sweep

  1. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    MSU 65

    OSU. 60

    Go Green

  2. avatar BUCKY BUCKNUT says:

    CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nice choke job, probably won’t see the self proclaimed hero or his alter ego Denard for a while

    ps, nice clock management at the end of the game

  3. avatar SteveL says:

    Scrutiny needs to be the order of the day going forward with MSU hockey. Should next year not show much improvement( and I expect major improvemnet) it may be time to ask if we have the right leadership at the helm. Disappointing to see the poor results on the ice weekend after weekend. How the program has collapsed from the days when it was a powerhouse.

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