Michigan State basketball vs. Detroit Mercy: Scouting report, pick


Tom Izzo was pleased his team won at Duke, but Michigan State basketball’s coach did not think the 12th-ranked Spartans moved the ball well Tuesday.

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Two days after a milestone win, his first at Cameron Indoor Stadium in four tries, Tom Izzo returned to his normal self: Equal parts humble, unsatisfied and self-deprecating.

Michigan State basketball’s Hall of Fame coach “wasn’t quite as fired up as everybody else” Thursday after rewatching the 12th-ranked Spartans’ 75-69 win at No. 8 Duke on Tuesday. His in-the-moment glow faded, his demanding side returned.

Because next up for MSU on Friday is its first game in nearly 20 years against Detroit Mercy — a school which handed Izzo three defeats in his first three seasons.

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Michigan State Basketball vs. Detroit Mercy Game Preview

East Lansing, MI – The Michigan State Spartans return home following a 75-69 convincing victory over Duke to face an ole foe, Detroit Mercy.

Before MSU’s road trip to Durham, NC, they defeated Eastern Michigan and Notre Dame; it’s the first time since 2015-16, the Spartans have won their first three games of the season.

How To Watch

  • Where: Breslin Center – East Lansing, MI
  • When: Friday, Dec. 4, at 5:00 p.m.
  • TV: Big Ten Network

Series History

Friday night’s game is just the 62nd meeting between Michigan State and Detroit Mercy, including the first matchup since 2001.

The Spartans lead the all-time series, 45-16, but the Titans have won three of the last four, which features a triple-overtime win in 1996 when E.J. Haralson hit a game-winning shot at the buzzer.

“I never forget a loss, especially an in-state loss; never ever forget them,” said Izzo. “I’m not sure

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Three ways Ohio State football can win the way it needs to at Michigan State: Buckeye Take

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Back on Monday morning, I did not like Ohio State’s chances to play Saturday at Michigan State.

We do not know the extent of last week’s increase in coronavirus cases on the team the Buckeyes will take to East Lansing. We know coach Ryan Day, still in quarantine, will not make the trip. We believe other players, coaches and staff are affected as well, and Day admitted Thursday OSU will be “a little short-handed.”

The cancellation of last week’s game at Illinois did not cost Ohio State its No. 4 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings. Lackluster play in the final weeks, however, would chisel away at any margin for error the Buckeyes have left.

Ohio State would do itself a favor by living up to its status as a three-plus touchdown favorite at Spartan Stadium. That seems attainable if they come through in three particular

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Lovejoy volleyball sweeps short-handed McKinney North in regional final, eyes second straight Class 5A state championship

ALLEN — The banner had been made far in advance. With the Lovejoy volleyball team posing behind it, it read, “Region 2 champions 2020.”

Even Lovejoy coach Ryan Mitchell was surprised by how easily his defending state champs swept McKinney North Thursday night at Allen High School.

“When you play a district team for the third time, you don’t know what to expect,” Mitchell said.

Against defending state champ Lovejoy (24-0), the Dallas Morning News’ top-ranked 5A team and the District 10-5A champion, McKinney North (23-4) had the fewest points in three three-set losses this season, falling 25-10, 25-13, 25-19.

The young North team, the runner-up in 10-5A and The Dallas Morning News ranking, was without senior middle Nylah Encalade, a McNeese State signee on the bench with her right foot in a boot because of a high ankle sprain.

“Our defense is what really separates us from most

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Buffalo jumped into the driver’s seat in the MAC’s East division with a 70-41 win over Kent State last week and will look to stay there on Saturday when the Bulls play at Ohio in one of six games on CBS Sports Network this weekend. But the 2-1 Bobcats should have a pretty good idea of how to slow Buffalo down, because it’s a recipe that has worked for them the past two seasons. It’s all about stopping Jaret Patterson.

A junior running back coming off a 1,799-yard season, Patterson made his name known around the country last week when he tied an FBS record with eight rushing touchdowns against Kent State. In all, he finished with 409 yards on the ground, falling just short of another FBS record. But in two career games against Ohio, Patterson has run for just 75 yards on 21 carries.

The Bobcats will be

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No. 17 Oregon State Beavers women’s basketball vs. San Francisco Dons: Live updates

Oregon State gets another crack at a non-conference game at 2 p.m. Thursday when the No. 17 Beavers play San Francisco in Gill Coliseum.

The game, announced Tuesday following the cancellation of Monday’s non-conference game against Carroll College, is the Beavers’ final tune-up before Pac-12 play begins Sunday.

Scroll down to find live updates.

San Francisco (0-1) at No. 17 Oregon State (1-0)

Time: 2 p.m. Thursday

Where: Gill Coliseum

On air: Live stream

Projected starters for Oregon State

G – Aleah Goodman (5-9 senior)

G – Sasha Goforth (6-1 freshman)

F – Taya Corosdale (6-3 senior)

F – Ellie Mack (6-3 senior)

C – Taylor Jones (6-4 sophomore)

Up next for OSU: Colorado, 5 p.m. Sunday, Gill Coliseum (Pac-12 Network)

Previous meetings: Oregon State leads the series 7-3. Last time the teams played was 2008, an 83-66 OSU win.

Notable: The Beavers opened the season with an 88-54 win

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Boise State football: Another mood adjustment

The narrative for Friday’s Boise State-UNLV game turned on a dime Wednesday night. It’ll be another quiet weekend.

Thursday, December 3, 2020.

It was going to feel almost normal to be talking today about quarterbacks and tight ends and offensive possibilities. Jack Sears and John Bates and the evolving tight ends room. But hanging over our heads was what happened to Boise State last week—and when it happened. Today the Broncos were slated to fly to Las Vegas. But nothing was going to be for sure until the ball was teed up—and it never got to the runway. The Broncos’ game against UNLV in Allegiant Stadium was canceled Wednesday night on the advice of experts, it is said. There hadn’t been any indication of new COVID-19 problems with the Rebels. And Boise State acted as if it was in the clear. Sure would be nice to know what happened.


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How Ohio State could impact the Big Ten and College Football Playoff debate

Welcome to Before The Snap, For The Win’s college football show where we’ll break down the sport’s trending storylines, examine each week’s biggest matchups and track the College Football Playoff and Heisman Trophy races.

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Going into Week 14 of this strange college football season, the top-4 teams in the country remain clear: Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State. But whether or not those four teams actually make it to the College Football Playoff is a bit more complicated this year because the season is carrying on through the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of Thursday morning, Ohio State has the second-best chance to make the College Football Playoff, according to ESPN’s Playoff Predictor, at 77.4 percent — behind only Alabama with 96.4 percent.

However, the Buckeyes are 4-0 and have had two games this season canceled already, and they have two games remaining on their

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MHSAA Division 6: Jackson Lumen Christi vs. Ithaca - November 24, 2017

Jackson Lumen Christi’s Sebastian Toland (3) runs up the field before scoring a touchdown during their MHSAA Division 6 football state championship game against Ithaca at Ford Field in Detroit, on Friday, November 24, 2017. Jackson Lumen Christi won the game, 40-34. (Mike Mulholland | MLive.com) Mike Mulholland | MLive.comMike Mulholland | MLive.com

JACKSON – Few high school football programs in Michigan have enjoyed as many trips to the state championship game as Jackson Lumen Christi.

Whether it was at the Pontiac Silverdome or Ford Field in Detroit, the Titans running out of the tunnel on Thanksgiving weekend seemed to be as big of a staple to the annual proceedings as mashed potatoes and gravy on a dinner plate.

The state championship games weren’t played this past weekend for the first time since 1975 due to the ever-changing landscape brought on by the COVID-19

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