Best quotes following Michigan State basketball’s home win over Minnesota
On Wednesday night, Michigan State basketball was able to take down Big Ten rival Minnesota for the second time this season, this time at home in the Breslin Center.
It was a dramatic game in which the Gophers played MSU very tough, in what was an impressive showing from new coach Ben Johnson, and it was a game that forced the Spartans to win via a game-winner from Joey Hauser.
Below, you can find the top quotes from the post-game, including comments from Minnesota coach Ben Johnson, Tom Izzo, and players.
Fears announced his decision on ESPNU during halftime of his high school basketball game.
Fears is originally a native of Joliet, Illinois, but is playing his high school basketball at La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana, the same school that former Spartan Jaren Jackson Jr. attended.
According to the 247Sports composite rankings, Fears ranks as the No. 27 overall player in the country and No. 7 point guard, giving him one of the highest 4-star statuses possible. There is a strong possibility he will move to 5-star status in future rankings updates.
Many in the high school basketball and AAU world believe Fears will eventually be a first-round NBA draft pick and a star at the collegiate level.
Fears is the first commit in Michigan State’s 2023 recruiting class and he is certainly a big-time recruiting win that Tom Izzo will look to parlay into more recruiting success in the 2023 class.
ESPN 60 point guard Jeremy Fears has committed to Michigan State. “They have a history of winning and [Tom Izzo] is a Hall of Fame coach,” Fears told @PaulBiancardi. “I want to learn the game from him. The guards they've had in the program have been very successful.”
Post-game comments following Michigan State basketball’s win over Nebraska
Michigan State basketball keeps winning, but, despite the winning streak, they are still showing enough flaws that I’m surprised Izzo still has hair left. That was the story again on Wednesday night when the Spartans took down Nebraska at home despite coughing up 19 turnovers on the night.
After the game, Tom Izzo spoke to the media. You can find his best comments below, recorded on Twitter by Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press.
Of course, MSU hasn’t played since Dec. 11’s win over Penn State, so this jump in the rankings was more about the play of two teams, primarily: Alabama and Villanova. Those two teams have both seen precipitous drops in the polls following some ugly losses.
WATCH: Tom Izzo surprises Michigan State superfan Michael B. Jordan with invite to East Lansing
In case you didn’t know, Michael Jordan is a huge fan of Michigan State basketball. No, not that MJ, the other one from Black Panther, Creed, and many other classic movies, Michael B. Jordan. Jordan has been seen rocking an MSU jersey on multiple occasions and supporting the program.
This week, Jordan was a guest on Taylor Rooks’ podcast for Bleacher Report, and she surprised him with a fun little message from Tom Izzo, inviting Jordan out for Midnight Madness or a big home game at the Breslin Center.
Key Quotes from Tom Izzo following Michigan State basketball’s first Big Ten win of season vs. Minnesota
Michigan State basketball was able to do something you should never take for granted on Wednesday night: they beat a Big Ten team on the road. In arguably the toughest conference in the country, you never take that for granted, and that’s exactly what the Spartans were able to do.
However, it wasn’t pretty at all times, and MSU was still showing some of their flaws in this one.
Below, we put together some of Tom Izzo’s best quotes from his post game media call.
Key Takeaways from Tom Izzo’s press conference following Michigan State basketball loss to No. 3 Kansas
It was known going into the season that Tom Izzo’s new squad for Michigan State basketball will need some time. The Spartans have refreshed their roster with a lot of youth and a key transfer and it was evident on Tuesday night that this team will need some time, but there were still some signs of life in the loss to Kansas and things to build on.
Below, you can find some key takeaways from Tom Izzo’s post-loss press conference.