Lansing native Anthony Clemmons had a couple of chances to help the Hawkeyes force overtime with Michigan State on Thursday night.
He missed a potential game-tying 3 at the buzzer and split a pair of free throws in the final 30 seconds as the Spartans were able to escape with a 62-59 road victory over an Iowa team playing without its leading scorer to move to 2-1 in the Big Ten.
Now with a favorable upcoming schedule that features games against Nebraska on Sunday and Penn State on Wednesday, the Spartans have a chance to get off to a 4-1 start in the Big Ten.
Keith Appling struggled for most of Thursday’s game, but came up big in the clutch. Columnist Graham Couch writes about Appling’s key role in the win.
Couch also has a blog post about Gary Harris, whose shoulder popped out again in the win. How much of a concern are Harris’ shoulder issues to you going forward?
This weekend, MSU’s hockey team is home for a weekend series against No. 2/3 Notre Dame. The Spartans picked up their play after Christmas last season and will try to do the same starting this weekend. And here are the matchups for the series with Notre Dame.