NCAAB Game Recap - Charleston Southern at Michigan State
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:30 PM EST

ChaSo
46
MSU
94
F
UtVal
74
KY
82
F
Stetsn
51
OhSt
86
F
TexSA
50
UtSt
82
F
Colg
62
Aub
91
F
UCIrv
53
Colora
69
F
Wilbe
79
SCSt
103
F
N CO
61
WVU
69
F
(N/A)
39
NFla
115
F
Presb
53
ND
63
F
SMU
59
Evans
57
F
CarBi
57
Troy
84
F
W&M
70
Okla
75
F
Monm
50
Pitt
63
F
Hartfo
50
Oakl
60
F
Bry
73
Niag
62
F
App
41
UNCG
55
F
LongI
92
DelSt
84
F
MidTN
72
CoCar
93
F
(N/A)
58
CenMI
115
F
FaDi
65
Army
81
F
USC-Up
45
Akr
76
F
Eccle
55
South
121
F
(N/A)
51
McNee
103
F
HiPt
51
Belm
90
F
(N/A)
68
Leh
87
F
Campv
66
W Ky
109
F
(N/A)
61
E IL
114
F
SIU-E
56
SDak
71
F
JackSt
58
TxSt
73
F
Longw
48
NIU
65
F
Bacon
38
UMKC
111
F
Woff
56
Mizzu
75
F
HI
53
Ill
66
F
AF
54
TCU
65
F
MTTec
74
Mont
72
F
(N/A)
65
TNSt
99
F
AbCh
58
UNLV
72
F
PVAM
50
Cal
54
F
S UT
61
UCLA
76
F

Nov 18, 2019, 6:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Charleston Southern (1-4)

18

28

46

(3) Michigan State (3-1)

40

54

94

Winston speaks after Michigan State tops Charleston Southern
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:50 PM

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Cassius Winston made his first comments in public since the death of his brother, thanking Michigan State fans for their support.

Winston had 11 points and eight assists to help the third-ranked Spartans tune up with a 94-46 win over Charleston Southern on Monday night.

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo offered Winston an opportunity to address the Breslin Center crowd after the game because the senior guard has been appreciative of the cards, flowers and words of encouragement he has received from the community.

"I lost a piece of my heart, but you guys are keeping me going," Winston told fans, who were asked to stay in their seats following the game. "I love everything about this place."

Winston later said in the locker room it was important to him to speak directly to the crowd.

"Too many flowers and texts to even count," he said. "People reaching out to you and praying for you.

"Their support is real."

Winston played in his second home game and third this season since his younger brother, Zachary, died after being hit by an Amtrak train in Albion, where he played Division III basketball.

Izzo said it has been remarkable how Winston has handled his heartbreaking loss, but the All-America guard has not been able to practice much to stay sharp on the court.

"Cass did some good things and some great things," Izzo said. "But trust me when I say he wasn't himself."

Xavier Tillman scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Spartans (3-1) in an on-campus game that is part of the Maui Invitational.

Michigan State was without starting forward Aaron Henry, who rolled both ankles in last week's win over then-No. 12 Seton Hall.

Gabe Brown made his first career start in place of Henry and the sophomore scored a season-high 12 points. Freshman Rocket Watts had a season-high 11 points, making another start in place of injured Joshua Langford.

The Buccaneers (1-4) have had four straight lopsided losses since opening with a win over Columbia International. They're in the middle of a four-game stretch over nine days, all away from home.

"We'll fight our way through the tough early schedule like we always do," coach Barclay Radebaugh said.

Charleston Southern's Dontrell Shuler had 15 points and reserve Terence Porter scored 11 points.

The Buccaneers scored first and led for 15 seconds before the Spartans took over. Michigan State led 31-9 midway through the first half before taking a 40-18 lead at halftime.

The Spartans did not let up in the second half, building a 40-plus point lead to help prepare for tougher competition next week in Hawaii at the Maui Invitational.

"The ability they have in transition is the best I've seen in a lot of years," Radebaugh said. "I haven't seen a team run like that since the old Arkansas teams."

BIG PICTURE

Charleston Southern: The Big South team took the game to make some money and gain experience against one of the top teams in the country to prepare for its quest to make the NCAA Tournament by winning its conference tournament.

"Michigan State is not going to be in the Big South tournament," Radebaugh said. "We don't have to beat Michigan State or the likes of Michigan State to get where we want to go."

Michigan State: Henry's injury is potentially problematic for a team already without Langford, who is out until at least January with a foot injury.

Henry insisted he should be fine for next week's games.

UP NEXT

Charleston Southern: Faces Southern Utah on Saturday in a neutral-site game in Tennessee.

Michigan State: Plays Virginia Tech on Monday in the Maui Invitational, where the Spartans will play Dayton or Georgia and potentially No. 4 Kansas.

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Leaders

Charleston Southern PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Anderson 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. LeXander 0 0 0 4 2 0
Michigan State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Izzo 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Washington 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

ChaSo MSU
Points For 46 94
Field Goals 19/68-28% 36/64-56%
Three Pointers 2/24-8% 4/17-24%
Free Throws 6/8-75% 18/25-72%
Offensive Rebounds 12 0
Defensive Rebounds 16 0
Rebounds 35 0
Blocks 1 8
Steals 8 6
Turnovers 12 12
Personal Fouls 22 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - MSU Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Nov 18 ChaSo 46 @ MSU 94 T. Porter Jr. 2 F. Loyer 2

Game Information

Stadium: Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan
Attendance: 14,797
Game Time: