NCAAB Game Recap - Michigan State at Maryland
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:00 PM EST

Kansas
62
KansSt
58
F
Baylor
72
TCU
75
F
StMar
76
Gonz
86
F
SDSU
83
Nev
76
F
FlaSt
69
Clem
70
F
Duke
50
UVA
52
F
Aub
66
KY
73
F
MSU
78
MD
66
F
Prov
58
Vill
54
F
Seton
88
Marq
79
F
PSU
68
Iowa
77
F
BYU
81
Pepp
64
F
Okla
73
WVU
62
F
Tex
68
TxTch
58
F
TexAM
50
LSU
64
F
Detr
90
IUPUI
88
F
Pitt
73
NCSU
77
F
CenMI
63
E MI
67
F
Army
65
Colg
91
F
Buck
71
Boston
74
F
Jacksn
53
Stetsn
52
F
N AL
78
FlGlf
73
F(OT)
Vand
60
Miss
86
F
NJIT
76
KennSt
55
F
HiPt
76
Winth
84
F
Ford
69
StJos
73
F
StFPA
68
RobM
78
F
Iona
91
Niag
100
F(OT)
Bingha
70
UNH
89
F
UMBC
48
Maine
74
F
StFNY
85
CenCT
79
F
UConn
84
ECU
63
F
Lib
71
Lipsco
77
F
StPet
69
Canis
68
F
IlSt
71
Evans
60
F
LoyIL
67
Brad
66
F
Bry
80
Merrim
59
F
Ball
63
Toled
69
F
Fla
58
Tenn
63
F
StBon
65
LaSal
73
F
Navy
60
Lafy
62
F
Valpa
58
IndSt
71
F
Akr
86
Buff
73
F
Amer
90
HolyC
47
F
E IL
70
SIU-E
52
F
W IL
63
Denv
69
F
ULLa
69
ArkLR
91
F
MisSt
67
Mizzu
63
F
LongI
67
SacHr
76
F
BGSU
55
MiaO
73
F
IaSt
61
OkSt
73
F
Portl
68
SCla
73
F
AF
74
ColSt
87
F
SIU
59
MOSt
84
F
Elon
79
W&M
86
F
ND
73
Wake
84
F
GrgWas
51
VACom
75
F
UNC
92
Syr
79
F
GWebb
70
Radf
62
F
ChaSo
65
Presb
76
F
FaDi
83
MtStM
77
F
JMU
81
Hof
97
F
WCU
67
ETSU
68
F
Drex
66
Charl
75
F
Oakl
68
IL-C
66
F
NCC
83
SCSt
82
F(2OT)
Copp
72
Morg
65
F
DelSt
84
MD-ES
63
F
NOrl
68
Nich
92
F
Citad
58
Furm
82
F
N DA
67
SDak
77
F
CoCar
84
App
77
F
CenAR
70
AbCh
75
F
NIU
69
W MI
72
F
UNCG
72
Chat
74
F
Woff
47
Mercer
59
F
UNCA
69
Campbl
78
F
USC-Up
90
Hamp
79
F
UNLV
92
SJSU
69
F
NebOm
67
NDSt
87
F
NWSt
92
SeLA
95
F
VMI
78
Samf
84
F
Leh
74
LoyMD
71
F
SEMO
78
TN-M
87
F
Lamar
76
SFA
95
F
Vermt
94
UMassL
77
F
UCF
54
Tuls
65
F
Utah
79
Cal
86
F(OT)
MTSt
63
NoAZ
57
F
NrthIA
70
Drake
43
F
UMass
71
Rich
95
F
Ark
89
UGA
99
F
Harv
67
Corn
58
F
Penn
73
Brown
68
F
AlSt
58
PVAM
65
F
South
71
Alc
57
F
MsVl
70
JackSt
87
F
ArkPB
46
Gram
60
F
How
59
Norf
89
F
DeP
42
Butl
60
F
InWor
70
TXAMC
78
F
Wyo
55
Fres
63
F
Stony
52
Albany
49
F
Princ
63
Yale
66
F
Del
82
UNCW
65
F
GMas
78
Duques
81
F
Dart
76
Colum
57
F
MorSt
76
E KY
80
F
Troy
63
SthAL
78
F
Mem
74
Tul
67
F(OT)
LongB
76
UCDav
77
F
AzSt
61
USC
71
F
USF
69
LoyMa
67
F
TexPA
88
GrCan
80
F
YSU
73
WIMil
69
F
Clev
67
WIGB
74
F
IPFW
66
Oral
72
F
ChiSt
58
UMKC
80
F
TNTec
71
JacSt
75
F
McNee
100
HBU
80
F
Mia-FL
57
GaTec
63
F
APSU
61
Murr
75
F
SCar
86
Alab
90
F
Belm
72
TNSt
65
F
AlaAM
58
TXSo
85
F
PorSt
89
Web
83
F
Ida
55
S UT
87
F
E WA
68
N CO
64
F
NMSt
62
CSBak
46
F
Seatt
87
CBap
88
F(OT)
Ariz
64
UCLA
69
F
Pacif
71
USD
64
F
CS-Ful
92
CSNor
99
F
UCSB
58
UCIrv
69
F
UtSt
64
NM
66
F
Mont
79
Sac
71
F
UCRiv
49
HI
43
F

Feb 29, 2020, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(24) Michigan State (20-9)

40

38

78

(9) Maryland (23-6)

29

37

66

Winston leads No. 24 Michigan St past No. 9 Maryland 78-66
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:56 PM

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Tom Izzo certainly got Michigan State in the proper frame of mind, and he should be commended for devising a game plan good enough to deny Maryland a chance to clinch first place in the Big Ten.

The long-time Spartans coach also laughingly took credit for the shot of the game, a buzzer-beating heave by Cassius Winston from well behind midcourt that capped a strong first half and propelled the Spartans past the Terrapins 78-66 on Saturday night.

"It was an unbelievable designed 75-foot play that we put in just last week," Izzo said with a grin. "So that's coaching fellas, that's coaching."

The Spartans (20-9, 12-6) bolted to a 17-5 lead and never trailed in dealing Maryland its first home loss of the season. When the teams played two weeks earlier, the Terps scored the game's final 14 points to pull out a 67-60 victory.

There would be no comeback in this one. Winston's desperation heave from around 60 feet out put Michigan State ahead 40-29, and the Spartans upped the margin to 18 points before churning out the final minutes of their third straight win.

"I didn't know I was going to make it, of course. But I tried," Winston said. "I focused in. I said, 'I'm going to get this up. Try to give it the best chance.' And splashed on that."

Winston finished with 20 points in nearly 38 minutes of play. He went 5 for 6 beyond the arc and had six assists, which more than overshadowed his seven turnovers.

"We're getting towards the end of the season, it's crunch time, and we wanted to come in and play hard. We're not afraid of anything," Winston said. "We feel like we can play with any team in the conference, any team in the country."

After Maryland (23-6, 13-5) closed to 71-61 with 5:20 left, the sellout crowd hoped to see another rally from a team that three times has overcome a halftime deficit of 14 points or more. But a three-point play by Winston made it 76-61, leaving the Terps and their fans with little hope of ending the night in a celebratory mood.

"It wasn't our night," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said. "We tried hard. We maybe tried too hard. Our guys know what's at stake, and it's a lot on a team."

Bidding for their first Big Ten crown since joining the league in 2014, the Terrapins stumbled at the outset and never showed the form that enabled them to win 10 of 11 and climb to the top of the standings.

The Terps' lead over second-place Michigan State was slashed to one game with two to play. Illinois, Wisconsin, Penn State and Iowa are also in the running.

Jalen Smith had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Maryland, now 15-1 at home. The Terps can still clinch at least a share of the league title with a victory at Rutgers on Tuesday.

"We've got to be resilient, we've got to bounce back," Turgeon said. "Play with a little bit more confidence and maybe with a little more grit than we did tonight."

Xavier Tillman had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Spartans and Malik Hall scored 16 on 5-for-5 shooting from the floor.

Before the game, Izzo told his players, "If you just play for yourself, it's not rewarding."

He asked them to pick someone, anyone, to play for. His suggestions included Winston, a senior whose brother died in November.

"We all know Cassius has been through a lot this year," Izzo said. "I told our guys, 'Play for him.' Play for the seniors."'

Winston's half-ending toss from the right side hit nothing but net. It capped a 17-6 surge to end the half and provided Michigan State with a lead that, for a change, Maryland was unable to overcome.

The enthusiastic crowd was buzzing at the opening tip, but it would be a while before they had anything to cheer about. Michigan State scored the game's first nine points and led 17-5 after making seven of its first eight shots.

Maryland responded with a 13-2 run and pulled even at 23 before the Spartans held the Terps scoreless for the next seven minutes.

BIG PICTURE

Michigan State: Ranked No. 1 in the nation during the preseason, the Spartans have bounced back smartly after falling out of the Top 25 in February. Michigan State has won four of its last six road games and should be moving up in the poll next week.

Maryland: The Terrapins still have the inside track at winning the conference and earning a top seed in the Big Ten Tournament, but this loss shows they're not unbeatable at home and that not every deficit can be overcome.

UP NEXT

Michigan State: At Penn State on Tuesday night.

Maryland: At Rutgers on Tuesday night.

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Leaders

Michigan State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Kithier 0 0 0 5 0 0
F. Loyer 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Smith 20 0 3 12 0 2
A. Cowan Jr. 13 0 3 4 0 0

Team Comparison

MSU MD
Points For 78 66
Field Goals 28/59-47% 23/54-43%
Three Pointers 12/28-43% 6/20-30%
Free Throws 10/12-83% 14/21-67%
Offensive Rebounds 10 9
Defensive Rebounds 25 20
Rebounds 35 30
Blocks 3 2
Steals 4 2
Turnovers 12 9
Personal Fouls 23 12
Technical Fouls 1 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 15 MD 67 @ MSU 60 D. Morsell 1 F. Loyer 1
Sat Feb 29 MSU 78 @ MD 66 K. Ahrens 6 E. Ayala 3

Game Information

Stadium: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
Attendance: 17,950
Game Time: