Michigan State basketball loses to Illinois on the road after holding second half lead

Michigan State basketball loses to Illinois on the road after holding second half lead

In a game in which the Spartans failed to hit a single 3-point shot, Michigan State basketball still had a second-half lead, but couldn’t capitalize on that and fell en route to Illinois on Friday night, 75 to 66.

This was a frustrating game for MSU, who were able to control much of the game thanks to stellar play from AJ Hoggard, who scored 20 points on the night, and Tyson Walker, who added 14 of his own. Joey Hauser also had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

For Illinois, the 270-pound Dain Dainja was able to intimidate MSU in the paint, scoring 20 points on the night. Matthew Meyer also had an impressive performance, scoring 20 points and racking up 6 blocks. Terrence Shannon Jr. left in the first half, but MSU was able to slow him down, but he still added 17.

Michigan State will have to forget about this one quickly, because they will have to play No. 3 Purdue on Monday.

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