Coach Tom Izzo changed his lineup for the game against Penn State. As a result, Michigan State wins with a slim margin. The team’s defense kept Penn State in check for most of the game. However, the latter got hot from the three-point area to test Michigan State.
After a lane violation from Penn State, Michigan State got their second wind to make plays to escape with the win at Breslin Center. According to basketball betting reports, Jamari Wheeler went in the lane early during Joey Hauser’s free throw with a little over two minutes in the game. Thus, Hauser scored both free throws that even the score at 58.
Aaron Henry scored 11 points in the second half, and 20 points total. However, his best play was a rebound and pass to Marcus Bingham Jr., who made the last two points of the game from the free-throw line.
Michigan State Wins
The teams exchanged possessions in the last couple of minutes. Penn State missed a three-point attempt, while Michigan State’s Joshua Langford missed a free throw. Also, Myles Dread missed the last-second shot to give Michigan State the win.
According to basketball betting odds experts, Bingham had six-point points, with four of them coming from the free-throw line. Also, he got nine rebounds, with six of them coming in the second half.
As per Korean sports betting reports, Joey Hauser added eleven points from the bench. Malik Hall started the game and got ten points and five rebounds. Also, it was Michigan State’s second win in a row.
Langford scored five points to achieve his 1,000-point milestone playing for MSU. However, Michigan State made four out of 15 three-pointers. They made one out of nine three-point attempts in the second half.
The Spartans will play Iowa on Saturday. They lost to the Hawkeyes last February 2, which was part of their four-game losing skid.