Rocket Watts scored a career-high 23 points and No. 8 Michigan State started out flat against Detroit Mercy but avoided a huge upset, winning 83-76 on Friday night.
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- Izzo: No asterisk on first win at Cameron Indoor
- Izzo returns to coach Michigan St. after isolating
- Eight top hoops teams to play over two nights
- Michigan State coach Izzo tests positive for virus
Gonzaga has impressed early in the 2020-21 season, but BPI still favors four teams ahead of the Zags, including Villanova, to take home the NCAA tournament title.
Tom Izzo coached Michigan State to its first-ever win at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday night, and even the lack of fans couldn't take away from the moment. "I know one thing: I'm not gonna put this as an asterisk," Izzo said.
— Rocket Watts scored 20 points and Julius Marble had a career-high 12 to help No. 8 Michigan State beat No. 6 Duke 75-69 on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic.
Slow starts with new faces have not been unusual for Kentucky, but John Calipari has some unique questions to answer with this group of Wildcats.
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing the first week of college basketball, including Richmond upsetting Kentucky, Clemson taking out Purdue and Mississippi State, Memphis’ volume shooter problem, where things stand with Virginia after losing to San Francisco, Gonzaga playing at another level, Michigan State’s versatility, Dakich’s love affair with Derek Culver, the A10, and why there’s no need to be concerned with Villanova.
— Aaron Henry had 14 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and three assists to help No. 13 Michigan State beat Notre Dame 80-70 on Saturday night.
— Foster Loyer made a career-high six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 20 points to lead No. 13 Michigan State in an 83-67 win over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday night at the...
College basketball was one of the first sports canceled in March. Since then, the sport and its players have seen nearly every league at every level return. Now, it's finally time for college basketball's return.
Courtside: The guys look ahead to the first week of college hoops, preview the Big Ten and Pac-12, and talk to Rutgers' Steve Pikiell
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing the silliness of Bruce Pearl’s self-imposed sanctions, if the NCAA will close its investigation of LSU this season, why it’s not a big deal if games are being canceled and which matchups they’re excited to watch the first week of the season. Later, the guys preview the Big Ten and Pac-12 (18:45). And finally, they talk to Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell (43:33).
After a positive COVID-19 test and isolating at home, Tom Izzo resumed leading his Michigan State team Monday.
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