The Spartans hadn’t played since before Christmas and opened the Big Ten season on Tuesday against Maryland (#12). Michigan State was defeated by two (2) points in double overtime, their third overtime loss this season. It was also coach Tom Izzo’s first home opener loss ever! Only five (5) of the top-25 teams remain undefeated at this early stage of the season. The Big Ten Conference only has three (3) teams currently ranked in the AP top-25: Wisconsin (#4), Maryland (#12), and Ohio State (#20). Next up for the Spartans this week, Indiana (Monday) and Iowa (Thursday). Go Green!
The upsets among the top-25 this week included:
Washington (#13) losing to unranked Stony Brook by five (5) points.
Ohio State (#20) losing to unranked Iowa by six (6) points.
The close calls (wins by six points or less [two scores]) among the top-25 this week included:
Colorado State (#24) defeating unranked New Mexico State by only one (1) point in overtime.
Maryland (#12) defeating unranked Michigan State by only two (2) points in double overtime.
The losses to higher-ranked teams among the top-25 this week included:
Louisville (#4) losing to Kentucky (#1).