"Listen, they're a legitimate national championship contender", Holtmann said, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
The game was tied at 29 with less than six minutes to go in the first half thanks in part to hot shooting from Maryland sophomore Kevin Huerter.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo expects Ward to be much better this time around.
Mitchell Lewandowski and Patrick Khodorenko each tallied four points while Marody led all players with seven. Maryland had no answer at the power forward spot for the skilled 6-foot-11 Jackson; sophomore Justin Jackson would've guarded him if healthy. Bench points and assists also favored Michigan State as they had 19 and 16 in this categories respectively.
Ohio State used two goals early in the first and then two more in the opening 32 seconds of the middle period to top the Spartans.
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Purdue and Michigan State are clearly the top two teams in the conference, but no one else has really proven anything. The Terps will get another shot at the Spartans Jan. 28. That game will hopefully take the bad taste out of the Terps' mouths. He finished with eight points. Russell LaBounty, USA TODAY Sports Dec 4, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Michigan's Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman drives between the Ohio State defense during the second half at Value City Arena. Cowan had some success doing so, like on this jumper over Joshua Langford and on this drive-and-dish to senior Jared Nickens.
Weber's return will give Ohio State perhaps the best returning backfield in the college football, as Weber and J.K. Dobbins - who broke Maurice Clarett's OSU record for yards as a freshman - will be back. With the win, MI improved to 8-8-2 on the year.
It was hard enough playing the country's top team on its home floor barely 48 hours after earning an emotional win over Penn State at home.
Wright also grabbed seven rebounds. She finished with a career-high 22 points to go along with eight rebounds in her most productive outings of the year. They seemed to forget they were down to nine scholarship players.
Michigan State closed out the blowout without another turnover. Morsell got the starting nod from Turgeon and drew the assignment of guarding Bridges, while Tomaic played 14 minutes with Cekovsky and Fernando in foul trouble. The Blue Devils beat Michigan State in the national semifinals, a team that included current Spartans Tum Tum Nairn and Gavin Schilling.
Just getting above.500 before league play picks up again would be an achievement for the young Badgers after an injury-plagued start to this season. This will be the reason for Spartans wins all throughout the Big Ten slate. In that Hawkeyes game, Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop logged 27 points. Simpson finished with 11 points, his highest total since scoring 13 points in a 72-65 win over Central Michigan on November 13.