Michigan State Spartans despite Bridges setting all-time single game freshman scoring record, drop 3rd in a row 84-73 to Purdue
East Lansing, MI
The Michigan State Spartans came into this contest on a two game losing streak and had lost three of their last four. Unfortunately that streak continued tonight with an 84-73 loss o the Boilermakers.
A visibly frustrated Tom Izzo said afterward that, “It is hard to feel better than worse. If we had played that well in the last few games we would have won a couple. We ran some great stuff and scored on it. I thought we played damn good in a lot of ways. Eron (Harris) struggled and gave up three threes that he shouldn’t have.”
On a night Miles Bridges scored 33, breaking Scott Skiles freshman single game scoring record. Izzo said of his performance, “Miles had an incredible efficient game and there just wasn’t enough to go with it. Miles was great and did a hell of a job.”
Bridges also had seven rebounds. No one else joined Bridges in the double digit scoring column. MSU shot an astonishing 52% from the field, but the game was won at the line. Purdue was an unreal 21-24 for the charity stripe while Michigan State was 8-14. That was the story of the game.
Purdue coach Matt Painter said of the contest that, “We just tried to get the ball inside and let our guys make simple decisions. Those guys gave us a lot of trouble, not letting us get deep. Might not look like it, but we had 13 turnovers.”
The Spartans return to action on Sunday against their arch rival Michigan here at the Breslin Center. That game tips off at 1 PM and you can see that game on CBS.