VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Horses
Soccer
More
Betting Tools

 
Michigan State wins, but OSU cashes

CHICAGO (AP) No. 6 Michigan State has its sights set on a sixth Big Ten Tournament championship and a deep NCAA run. The Spartans are off to a good start.

Advertisement

Cassius Winston scored 18 points, Foster Loyer provided a lift off the bench with a career-high 14 points, and Michigan State gave Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo his 600th career win, a 77-70 victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.

The Spartans (26-6) pulled away in the second half for their third win over the Buckeyes (19-14) this season and will meet No. 19 Wisconsin - which beat Nebraska 66-62 - in the semifinals on Saturday.

As for Izzo and his milestone?

''They asked me what that means,'' he said. ''And I said, it means good things. You're getting old, and you're 600 shy of Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim. It keeps you humble and it makes you realize you haven't accomplished that much yet.''

With a 600-231 record, seven Final Fours and an NCAA championship, Izzo has accomplished quite a bit in 24 seasons. But he's actually more than 800 wins shy of Krzyzewski and Boeheim.

Either way, Winston called it ''an honor'' to be a part of Izzo's milestone victory.

''He does a lot of great things, especially behind the scenes, so to be able to get him accolades like that is rare,'' he said. ''A lot of people don't do that.''

Winston, the Big Ten Player of the Year, had seven rebounds and five assists.

Loyer nailed 4 of 5 3-pointers in 18 minutes after making just 4 of 20 during the regular season.

The freshman guard's previous best was 10 points against Green Bay on Dec. 16, and he had not played more than 12 minutes in a game. But he scored nine points in the first half and hit some key shots down the stretch on Friday.

The Buckeyes lost for the fifth time in seven games, though coach Chris Holtmann expects an NCAA invitation.

''I certainly feel confident in our body of work,'' he said. ''And the league we played in is top to bottom the best in the country. I really believe that. I think the metrics would show that. Coaches say that all the time - that's the best league in the country. But I think our metrics would show an objective look at that, that it is the best.''

Keyshawn Woods scored 16 points for Ohio State, and Andre Wessson had 14. But his brother Kaleb Wesson fouled out with seven points and three rebounds midway through the second half.

Ohio State went on an 8-0 run early in the second to grab a 40-38 lead. But the Spartans responded by scoring nine straight, with Loyer hitting a 3 and pull-up jumper to make it 47-40 with just under 15 minutes left.

''Your self-confidence is something you can't really lose or you're going to struggle a little bit,'' Loyer said. ''I know I've put the work in to put myself in a position to succeed, to see a few go through was just a little bit of gratitude to know my hard work's paid off.''

A 3 by Kenny Goins and a layup by Aaron Henry made it 56-46 midway through the half.

Kaleb Wesson fouled out with 9:42 left when he bumped Winston going for the loose ball after missing a shot for Ohio State.

It was 61-49 when Henry threw down an alley-oop dunk off a long feed from Winston, drawing a roar from a large contingent of Spartans fans. Michigan State led by as many as 21 before going cold over the final four minutes, allowing the Buckeyes to trim the margin.

WARD RETURNS

Nick Ward had eight points in 14 minutes for Michigan State after missing five games because of a broken left hand. He checked in just over four minutes into the game, promptly hit a short jumper and made 3 of 4 shots overall. Ward came in averaging 15.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

BIG PICTURE

Ohio State: The Buckeyes can feel better about their NCAA Tournament hopes thanks to their win over Indiana on Thursday.

Michigan State: The Spartans took a while to get rolling. But they sure looked good once they did. If they keep this up, a No. 1 seed in the NCAAs might be in reach.

UP NEXT

Ohio State: Awaits a postseason bid.

Michigan State: Plays No. 19 Wisconsin in the semifinals on Saturday.

---

More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP-Top25

Copyright 2019 by STATS LLC.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express
written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
· Edwards: Tuesday's First Four Tips
· BetOnline.ag: Tuesday's NIT Best Bets
· BetDSI: South Dakota St. at Texas
· Bookmaker: Arizona State vs. St. John's
· Nelson: Location Winners and Losers
· BetOnline.ag: Tourney Futures - Best Bets
· News: 2019 NIT, CBI, CIT Results
· NJIT beats Quinnipiac in CIT opener
· ACC sits 1-2-3 atop final AP Top 25
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAA BK College Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NCAA BK Hot Streaks
5-1 L6, 24-7 Run, 63% +2,991 TY
5-0 Picks, 6-1 G-Plays, +2,913 TY
4-1 Sat., 17-7 Run, 12-3 G-Plays
10-2 L12 Guarantees, +2,152 TY
3-0 G-Plays, 14-8 Picks, +2,064 TY
9-3 Picks, 11-5 G-Plays, 19-8 Totals
8-4 L12 Picks, 9-4 L13 G-Plays
+4,251 Net Profits L14 Days
3-0 Sat., 6-3 G-Plays, +1,385 TY
20-7 L27 Guaranteed Plays
3-0 L3, 18-8 G-Plays, 5-2 Picks
19-7 Last 26 Over/Unders
7-3 Picks, 14-4 Totals, +1,844 GPlay
3-0 L3 Days, 5-1 L6 G-Plays
+1,280 Overall This Year
7-2 L9 Totals, 3-1 L4 G-Plays
5-2 Record Last 4 Days
NCAA BK College Basketball Expert Sports Picks - NIT First Round - Dayton Flyers at Colorado Buffaloes
2018 CBK SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 2991
Kyle Hunter + 2913
Scott Rickenbach + 2152
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 1088
Micah Roberts + 720
Kyle Hunter + 580
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Stephen Nover 63 %
Kyle Hunter 59 %
Scott Rickenbach 58 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 3189
Scott Rickenbach + 1900
The Gold Sheet + 1844
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 2117
NeiltheGreek + 1631
Bill Marzano + 1077
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
The Gold Sheet + 1654
Joe Williams + 1238
Brian Bitler + 1044
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership